Clone a laptop drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by rmo555, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. rmo555

    rmo555 Guest

    I want to clone a laptop drive that's larger in capacity than the one
    in my laptop. The original has two logical partitions. I have Acronis
    True Image 11. Reason: If my laptop drive ever goes south, I should
    just be able to pop the cloned drive in and off we go. I need some
    detailed guidance on how to do this.
     
    rmo555, Nov 6, 2009
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  2. rmo555

    SC Tom Guest

    The instructions that come with True Image will walk you through it. It's
    easy to follow, and you will thank yourself for learning it later on.

    SC Tom
     
    SC Tom, Nov 6, 2009
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  3. rmo555

    rmo555 Guest

    Am I correct in that all I would have to do is pop in the clone and,
    with no further ado, I would be all set to go? Also, can I use a
    larger drive to clone than is in my laptop now?
     
    rmo555, Nov 6, 2009
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  4. rmo555

    SC Tom Guest

    You can write the image to any size drive you like as long as it is as large
    or larger than the drive the image was made from. After putting the new
    drive in (with the old drive out, in case your laptop has slots for more
    than one), it should boot right up like the old one. You may get the prompt
    to activate Windows because of new hardware being found. That happened on my
    Vista machine, but not on my XP one when I upgraded the hard drives.

    SC Tom
     
    SC Tom, Nov 6, 2009
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  5. rmo555

    rmo555 Guest

    Thanks again. I just hope Microsoft wouldn't give me a problem because
    I've added new hardware.
     
    rmo555, Nov 6, 2009
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  6. rmo555

    SC Tom Guest

    You shouldn't have any problem with it. The activation goes on line to do
    it.
     
    SC Tom, Nov 6, 2009
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  7. rmo555

    rmo555 Guest

    Thank you....
     
    rmo555, Nov 7, 2009
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  8. rmo555

    SC Tom Guest

    You're welcome. . .

     
    SC Tom, Nov 7, 2009
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