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software for making bootable drive images?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by spy2520, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. spy2520 New Member

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    I am interested in taking my main hard drive with 3 bootable partitions (Windows 7, Vista, and XP) and transferring it to an SSD. Is there a free program that will directly copy everything and allow it to boot just like it does now?

    If not, i see there are some free ones that dont make bootable drives, could i just copy it and put in the OS discs to repair the boot sector?
     
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    Free not sure about that...but a lot of times the drive vendor will include a free app to ghost your image..
     
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    acronis true image. i used that along time ago to completely clone my old laptop hard drive to a new one connected with an external case :)

    great app, not sure if it has a trail edition, best to look on their website. but of course you could always get it the other way
     
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    You can d/l a trial of Acronis from the web site.... great program
     
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    Heirens boot disk has norton ghost on it that always worked for me. Dunno if that's illegal to say here or not though
     
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    gotcha
     
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    i have another question: like i said my OS hard drive has 3 OSes on it, XP, Vista and Windows 7 RC. I'm about to install the Windows 7 professional RTM and once its done i want to image that partition only.

    I plan on using driveimage xml to clone the partition, i need it to be bootable though, so it should be a bootable clone, right? Or can i fix the windows boot loader to clear up any problems i may have?
     

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