I need to clone a drive

By vegasgmc ยท 4 replies
Aug 25, 2012
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  1. I bought a laptop on Ebay and it has a 5400rpm hard drive and I'd like to clone it to a larger, faster drive. Is there a free way to do it. It has a clean install if Windows 7 but no install disk. Thanks
  2. Scodd

    Scodd TS Booster Posts: 47   +7

  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    How does it copy the drive? I tried created a bootable disk with the program but the computer wont boot from it. thanks
  4. Scodd

    Scodd TS Booster Posts: 47   +7

    To clone a drive you need to boot from something besides the source or target or remove the drive from the laptop and then attach both source and target to another computer and run easeus from it to make the clone. Either way will work. You will probably have go into bios and set laptop to boot from dvd/cd drive. Try that and let me know.
  5. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    I use DriveImageXML to do my cloning. I boot from a BartPE CD and run DriveImageXML. If you can slave your laptop's drive to another PC, you can create an image provided that your host PC has ample space. Clean all your temps before making a clone.

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