Question on cloning OS & Apps from Disk 0 to Disk 1

By Debbie23
Dec 4, 2010
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  1. Using Vista x64. Plan on using True Image '09 to clone OS & Applications partitions C:, D: from Disk 0 to Disk 1.

    Of course, before booting to the new cloned OS, have to set it active & old one hidden. Windows will assign C: to new active boot partition. Not sure about others.

    Question is about the drive letters of the other several partitions on BOTH HDDs. Maybe my questions should be about switching HDD cables or changing BIOS settings?

    1) Right now on disk 0, have C: thru L:
    On disk 1, have partitions M: - P:. Some / all of those could be moved to disk 0, at some point during whole process.

    Don't have to move all those partitions & data from disk 0 to disk 1 & not too concerned about the assigned drive letters of any except the OS & Applications.

    2) After creating blank, formatted partitions in front of M:, if also cloned D: (& maybe E:, F: from disk 0 to 1, how would Vista treat the cloned drive letters on disk 1 (& others already on disk 1 - M: thru P:)?

    3) Since current disk 1 will become booting disk, is there any reason or necessary to switch disks 1 & 2 HDD cables on mobo?


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