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Re: Hard Drive clone dual boot machine
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Subject: Re: Hard Drive clone dual boot machine
From: Willie Barnett <wbradiolists@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 14:56:52 -0500
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I have some laptops that have special manufacturer-made boot partitions, which are tricky.

The AOMEI Backupper (free) backed them up and restored them perfectly. It seems that they've significantly reduced the functionality in their more recent "updates", so I'd suggest V3.2 because I have had much success using it! It truly has saved my bacon more times than I can count! :)

V3.5, however, has some kind of bug where if a backup exceeds a certain size (50 gigs?) the software crashes HARD, with a BSOD! (Encountered that same problem on 2 different machines, drives, etc.)

I am seriously considering buying the $50 version, tho, just to have the FULL functionality and support. Yeah, it's *THAT* good. :)


They have some other pretty McNifty free utilities there, as well. :)

I don't know how well it will handle a dual-boot drive, but based on all of my past experience, it probably will work. Download V3.2 (you'll have to look for it on their site. it IS there) and make a backup. (That won't hurt anything.) :) Then, using the new drive, restore that backup onto it. Swap with the original, and power on. Based on my many instances of personal experience, it should "just work". :) If not, you have lost nothing... reformat the new drive, and try a different utility. :)


On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 4:21 PM, Tommy Gray <tommygray@earthlink.net> wrote:
Hi all,
Here is the question
​ ​
I have two windows partitions (OS and Data Storage) and the Linux partition, plus a couple of smaller ones used by the computer (not sure exactly what they are).  I need to clone everything as-is but onto larger partitions.  I have a new drive that is twice as large as the old one so it should do nicely.

So far, I have a few options (HD Clone Pro, Gparted, etc., but I am not sure anything I have will properly copy AND allow me to resize the partitions.  Has anyone had any experience with such a project? If so would you please share your experience.

References: RE: crtech Digest 27 Feb 2018 03:50:15 -0000 Issue 15255
("Gene Wisniewski" <genew@worldradiolink.com>, 27 Feb 2018 04:17:33 -0000)
Re: RE: crtech Digest 27 Feb 2018 03:50:15 -0000 Issue 15255
(Kevin Kidd <kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com>, 28 Feb 2018 17:06:34 -0000)
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(Tommy Gray <tommygray@earthlink.net>, 28 Feb 2018 21:22:28 -0000)
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