Windows 10: Cloning a hard drive

Discus and support Cloning a hard drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Original OS - Windows 8.1Current OS - Windows 10My Dell Desktop won't boot up. Diagnostics shows my HDD is OK. I was wanting to copy everything to a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by KZmerz, Sep 25, 2022.

  1. KZmerz Win User

    Cloning a hard drive


    Original OS - Windows 8.1Current OS - Windows 10My Dell Desktop won't boot up. Diagnostics shows my HDD is OK. I was wanting to copy everything to a backup drive before I tried to re-install Windows 8.1 original OS. I pulled the HDD WD 1TB SATA, attached a SATA to USB cable and plugged into a Windows 8.0 laptop. I can see the files & folders in file explorer which was a relief. Plugged in my backup drive and tried to copy everything using:xcopy e:\ f\ /s /e /h /i /c /ye: Dell HDD and f: Backup DriveAfter about 4 hours of copying it finished; however when I compared the copy to th

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    KZmerz, Sep 25, 2022
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  2. Sanhime Win User

    Cloning from 1TB to 2TB hard drive

    Whats a good free imaging/cloning program? I have a 1TB hard drive with Win7 and I want to seamlessly migrate my stuff to a 2TB hard drive. Any suggestions?
     
    Sanhime, Sep 25, 2022
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  3. Cloning from 1TB to 2TB hard drive

    Hello, Migrating a 1TB Hard Drive to a 2TB HDD is very possible.

    My Rig started out on just 160GB, when I upgraded HDDs, I cloned my 160 GB into a newly bought 500GB HDD. (it was an OS HDD)

    Then on the next HDD upgrade(I bought a 1 TB) I cloned that 500GB to a 1 TB HDD.

    No problems at all.

    From what I can remember the program I used was Acronis?? I forgot. But it ran the cloning process outside of windows. the cloning took like 30 to 1 hr. then I switched drive letters and the newly bought HDD is now my boot device.
     
    lyndonguitar, Sep 25, 2022
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  4. Klusie31 Win User

    Cloning a hard drive

    Clone hard drive partition

    I cloned hard drive A from hard drive B. Hard drive B had two partitions, two Windows operating systems cloned successfully to hard drive A.

    Recently Windows 10 took a dump on it's partition on hard drive A. My question is, do I boot from hard drive B to clone the Windows 10 to a like

    partition on hard drive A, and, must I reformat the destination partition on hard drive A or will AOMEI partition assistant automatically take

    care of that???

    Any help I get on this will be greatly appreciated.
     
    Klusie31, Sep 25, 2022
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