Disk to Disk copy

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Neil Jones, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Neil Jones

    Neil Jones Guest

    Hi,

    I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system backups.
    Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
    everything to the new disk.

    The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
    this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will the
    Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?

    Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?

    Thank you in advance.

    NJ
     
    Neil Jones, Feb 8, 2009
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  2. Neil Jones

    CBoom Guest

    If one of your drives is ATA and the other is SATA please post back and I
    will tell you what to do.

    Go get a free copy *for a limited time* of acronis true image 10

    http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe

    that says is vista compatible, and perform a CLONE of your drive from one to
    the other,

    then remove the first drive and boot from the second drive
     
    CBoom, Feb 8, 2009
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  3. Neil Jones

    CBoom Guest

    to clarify.. that offer is for a free copy of acronis...

    the offer will not be for ever, for a limited time only

    the software however will be yours and work forever (not a trial)
     
    CBoom, Feb 8, 2009
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  4. Neil Jones

    SIW2 Guest

    Hi Nj,

    You may find these of use

    'Feature: Hot Image Your PC's Hard Drive with DriveImage XML'
    (http://lifehacker.com/software/feature/hot-image-your-pcs-hard-drive-with-driveimage-xml-326086.php)

    'Howto: Duplicate any Windows installation to a new hard disk using
    only a Vista DVD (!)'
    (http://geekswithblogs.net/lorint/archive/2006/12/07/100596.aspx)


    You may find your drive manufacturer provides an app. to do the job -
    Both Maxblast and DiscWizard are available free:

    'Seagate Technology - MaxBlast 5'
    (http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=7add8b9c4a8ff010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD)

    'Seagate Technology - DiscWizard'
    (http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD)

    Macrium Reflect is excellent - you may find the free version is all you
    need

    'Macrium Reflect Free Edition - Free software downloads and reviews -
    CNET Download.com'
    (http://www.download.com/Macrium-Reflect-Free-Edition/3000-2242_4-10845728.html)

    Hope it helps

    SIW2
     
    SIW2, Feb 8, 2009
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  5. Neil Jones

    Sam Hobbs Guest

    My system has "Microsoft® Windows Backup", which as far as I know was
    installed with Vista.
     
    Sam Hobbs, Feb 8, 2009
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  6. Neil Jones

    Tyro Guest

    I noticed you have to buy PC World to get the CD with Acronis on it. The
    February 2009 issue of PC World has no CD in it. Is there a web site to get
    a copy?

    Tyro
     
    Tyro, Feb 8, 2009
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  7. Neil Jones

    CBoom Guest

    the link is in my fist reply, register, then click on link that you receive
    in your email to get the serial, then you can log on to the site and
    download it for free and use the serial to install. I have done just that so
    I know it works. The site had too much traffic during the week but now its
    working.
     
    CBoom, Feb 8, 2009
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  8. Neil Jones

    rak Guest

    There is a website. It used to be on Lifehacker, but they removed it at the
    request of Acronis and PCWorld. Too much traffic I guess. You should be
    able to find the link in PCWorld or perhaps on the web.
     
    rak, Feb 8, 2009
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  9. Neil Jones

    Tyro Guest

    Tyro, Feb 8, 2009
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  10. Neil Jones

    CBoom Guest

    the servers have been under extreme strain... the previous days you couldn't
    even see the page or it was without graphics

    try registering with another email
     
    CBoom, Feb 8, 2009
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  11. Neil Jones

    Tyro Guest

    I re-registered and got an email with an identical link to go to. Still
    invalid key. I'll try later. If no success, I'll phone them in Massachusetts
    tomorrow.
    Thanks!

    Tyro
     
    Tyro, Feb 8, 2009
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  12. Define *everything*.

    All files? Most files? User selectable partitions and/or directories?
    Entire disk image?
     
    FromTheRafters, Feb 9, 2009
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  13. Neil Jones

    Sam Hobbs Guest

    Sam Hobbs, Feb 9, 2009
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  14. Neil Jones

    Tyro Guest

    I finally got a serial number at the Acronis web site but saw no option to
    d/l the software. Did I miss something?

    Tyro
     
    Tyro, Feb 9, 2009
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