What do you experts think of this freeware?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ratchet, Jan 17, 2008.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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  2. Mister_Al

    Mister_Al Registered Member

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    I'm no expert, but I've used it a few times and for me it did an adequate job of transfering Windows to a new hard drive and making it bootable.

    Alan
     
  3. Huupi

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    Interesting ,making disks bootable and option to boot to different disks,as far as i get it,it can also boot to an external USB drive,sounds ridiculious but perhaps its possible,will give it a whirl.

    edit ; just read in Q/A on their forum that booting from an ext. disk is not possible,Microsoft don't allow that.
     
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  4. lodore

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    you can boot from an external drive if you image an internal drive and restore the image to a external drive. i have done this.
    microsoft wont allow installing windows directly to a external drive thou.
    lodore
     
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    Unless I'm missing it, looks like the restore process doesn't support the creation of a bootable CD/DVD. IMO, they are wrong about the need for a floppy drive in this day and age. Floppies were never very reliable and still aren't...
     
  6. Erronius

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    I tried this one and it worked as advertised. The problem was that I got error messages when trying to access a number of system features on the copied drive (System Restore and others).
     
  7. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

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    Was it an internal or an external USB/FireWire/CSCI drive you talking about ?

    Lodore, its kind of faking Windows the method you described but if it works its a welcome possibility to my arsenal. MS is scared to death of software piracy so i understand that.

    thanks.
     
  8. Erronius

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    It was a laptop removable modular hdd.
     
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