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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:15 AM

This part of "Backup" makes me feel stupid...

I've got a couple of SSD's lying around and want to replace my hard drive. Might as well have STDs for all the trouble I'm having.

Got stuff from Easus, WD, and others that are supposed to make it east to clone a drive-- not so easy. They all make some sort of a huge backup file that may or may not be restorable with all registered software, registry and other stuff in its proper place that a clone seems like it should have.

No problem connecting the drives-- USB3 adapter makes them external hard drives, which is cute, but not what I want. Once I get through this, I'll carry the small one around as an external drive for my laptop.

I just want to clone C: to H:. If I have to clone C: to a partition on E:, I'll do that. If I have to make a boot disk to reinstall a backup, I'll do that, as long as I'm sure the backup is a full one.

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TreasonousBastard Sep 2017 OP
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2017 #1
TreasonousBastard Sep 2017 #2
Egnever Sep 2017 #3
TreasonousBastard Sep 2017 #4

Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:28 AM

1. The keywords are "clone" and "backup".

 

Backing up a drive is NOT cloning it.

Here's a walkthrough from EaseUs

http://www.todo-backup.com/backup-resource/copy-and-clone-hard-drive.htm

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:52 AM

2. Alas, I did that, and it did not work. I shall try again at some point.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:14 AM

3. When you say it did not work what happened?

 

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Response to Egnever (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 07:45 PM

4. I got a different set of menus, with some important choices greyed out...

Could be I should have paid, but one of them I did pay for (forget which one) and still didn't work.

As I said, I shall try again. It's looks like I'm probably missing something very simple.

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