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Best drive clone tool for XP?


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averysadman

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I'm looking for drive cloning software for use on Windows XP.
I have a new SATA drive that I bought for my parents, and I want to transfer their Windows XP install from their old IDE drive onto the new one. What I need is:

-IDE to SATA
-Compatible with WinXP
-Reliable
-Makes a bootable copy of the OS

I want to make a perfect copy of their install and files, if possible, I've been Googling, but what I've found is vague and ambiguously worded, I want to be sure they won't lose any files, or be unable to boot the drive.
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Hi,

Can you post the brand of both hdd's?

Thanks.
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The IDE is a Seagate, and the SATA is a Samsung
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The IDE is a Seagate, and the SATA is a Samsung


Seagate offers the DiscWizard software that can do what you need. Its basically a crippled version of Acronis TrueImage product that works very well.
http://www.seagate.c...ads/discwizard/

My suggestion is to install the program ans create the boot disk, then boot from the cd with both hdd's connect and do the clone.

Edit: This software only works if it finds a Hard Disk from Seagate or Maxtor connected.

Edited by rpaz, 02 August 2012 - 04:22 PM.

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Oh, well one of mine is a Seagate, will it still work, or will it refuse to transfer from the Seagate to a competing brand?
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Oh, well one of mine is a Seagate, will it still work, or will it refuse to transfer from the Seagate to a competing brand?


You are good to go :) you only need to have a HDD from those brands present for the program to work, the task can be done on any other HDD you have.
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Ok, awesome, thanks for your help. I'll try that and report back when it's done.
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Thank you, the program worked flawlessly, the new drive boots perfectly. :)
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Thank you, the program worked flawlessly, the new drive boots perfectly. :)


Good and thanks for report the result. :thumbsup:

Edited by rpaz, 03 August 2012 - 02:23 PM.

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