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Windows Best free HDD cloning software

Discussion in 'Software' started by CrapBag, 24 Mar 2011.

  1. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Anyone got any suggestions for a good HDD cloning programme.

    It needs to work with Win 7 as well as XP.

    It also needs to be free :D, tried acronis and ghost free trials but cloning is disabled and I just can't afford to shell out £40 at the moment even though I know it's a pc of software I could really do with.

    I know win 7 has its own imaging software but I would prefer the ease of cloning.
     
  2. lp rob1

    lp rob1 Modder

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    CloneZilla? Sounds like Mozilla (so it's cool), runs outside of Windows (so it works anywhere) and has Clone in the name (so it does what it says on the virtual box).
     
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  3. theskirrid

    theskirrid What's a Dremel?

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    DriveImageXML. Excellent software, MUST be run as an admin, otherwise it's simples.
     
  4. lcdguy

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    2nd clonezilla. Been using it at work alot since free fit's our budget way better than ones that cost. Works great.
     
  5. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    I had a look at clonezilla and it looked complicated.
     
  6. lcdguy

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    while i admit their interface can be pretty daunting. Just take your time read each option and use the option that best fits to what your trying to do.
     
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    jbloggs What's a Dremel?

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    andrewbarke What's a Dremel?

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    +1 to CloneZilla

    Used it several times, and like lcdguy said once you've read it a couple of times it seems to slot into place and appear very simple, you'll end asking yourself why you found it complicated (least i did). :D
     
  9. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    dd
    easus disk copy
    clonezilla
    ping
     
  10. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I googled and came accross the EASEUS one in the end and it worked a treat, had a BSOD to start with but I put that down to the unlocking of the 2 cores on my lads 550be and once I'd disabled that it worked great.

    Unlocking seems stable enough for everyday use though as he hasn't had any issues there.
     

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