cloning laptop hard drive

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  1. gamston

    gamston Registered Member

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    guys
    is this what i want to do,

    clone laptop hard drive to a normal external hard drive
    install a new laptop hard drive,
    clone the new laptop hard drive from the clone/image on the external hard drive

    is this possible?
    when do i format the new laptop hard, before i start everything or just before cloning image back from external hard drive ?

    any tips or help please

    thanks
     
  2. bVolk

    bVolk Registered Member

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    gamston,

    Yes you can do as described and you don't need partition and format the new drive. It may be blank.

    But I wuold go the whole drive image/restore way. This technique is the most robust in TI and you always have the image if something goes wrong. Moreover, if your present drive has developed bad sectors, you can prevent the bad sector flags to be transferred to the new drive by performing a partitions restore with resize. To do that, you uncheck Drive 1 and check all the partitions (one by one after replying that you want to restore another partition), resize each one and add the MBR and Track 0 as well. After that you commit the task with Proceed and the whole disk will be restored in one operation.

    The new disk may be blank in the latter procedure too.
     
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  4. gamston

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    thanks guys
    i'll check T.I. and setup my laptop and do an image, instead of clone
     
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