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Clone a HDD


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fortune82

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Getting my own PC (Thanks Clause!!) and I want the exact same installation as our current "family" PC. Is there a tool to clone the Windows installation and all of its files?

Also, if this is possible, is it safe? Will it ruin the installation by having new/different hardware? Any registry conflicts?
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Hello fortune82...

Unfortunately, a cloned HDD will only work on the hardware it's cloned from. However, you can use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows to transfer your files and system settings to a new machine. Not quite the same as cloning, but will at least give you the same settings as the system you transfer from.

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Dang........will it move the "Application Settings" folders in each person's documents? And the registry entries?
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