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    Whats the best WinXP software for copying a HDD?

    Whats the best WinXP software for copying a HDD?

    Basically, I need to swap my main HDD with another one but instead of doing a complete reinstall of everything on the new drive, I just want to copy everything across from the old drive - basically an exact copy inc settings, cookies, data, temp files etc etc

    The software needs to work from Windows (rather than DOS) if possible.

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    easily done. Get norton ghost. Backup the whole drive into a .gho compressed file of the whole drive and then on the other one just extract it.

    Unfortunately i don't think you can do it from windows as there are certain files impossible to copy whilst in windows (iirc)

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    The one we use at work, and its from within Windows is Acronis TrueImage, its excelent

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    Try Seagates Discwizard 2003 it's most excellent,and best of all it's free.

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    Acronis True Image is great unless you have special disk controllers or drives. Anything "normal" (read IDE) will be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    Acronis True Image is great unless you have special disk controllers or drives. Anything "normal" (read IDE) will be fine.
    Does that include SATA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by invalidpagefaul
    Try Seagates Discwizard 2003 it's most excellent,and best of all it's free.
    Surely that doesn't copy a whole drive image inc registry, data, drivers etc?

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    Another vote for Norton Ghost...
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    Symantec Ghost if its not the home version tho...

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    Thanks for all the tips.

    Got Acronis Drive Image in the end - it's excellent - very clear and easy to use. Excellent windows interface too and does exactly what it says on the packet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvahlo
    Thanks for all the tips.

    Got Acronis Drive Image in the end - it's excellent - very clear and easy to use. Excellent windows interface too and does exactly what it says on the packet.
    Excellent stuff! I agree that it's great.

    Now try getting it to detect a Fast Track SX4's RAID 5 array!
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