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Neil Jones 02-08-2009 12:37 PM

Disk to Disk copy
 
Hi,

I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system backups.
Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
everything to the new disk.

The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will the
Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?

Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?

Thank you in advance.

NJ

CBoom 02-08-2009 01:39 PM

Re: Disk to Disk copy
 
If one of your drives is ATA and the other is SATA please post back and I
will tell you what to do.

Go get a free copy *for a limited time* of acronis true image 10

http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe

that says is vista compatible, and perform a CLONE of your drive from one to
the other,

then remove the first drive and boot from the second drive

--
For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
http://computerboom.blogspot.com




"Neil Jones" <nj@dev.null> wrote in message
news:OTDZIoeiJHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Quote:

> Hi,
>
> I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system backups.
> Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
> everything to the new disk.
>
> The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
> this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will the
> Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?
>
> Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?
>
> Thank you in advance.
>
> NJ

CBoom 02-08-2009 02:01 PM

Re: Disk to Disk copy
 
to clarify.. that offer is for a free copy of acronis...

the offer will not be for ever, for a limited time only

the software however will be yours and work forever (not a trial)

--
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http://computerboom.blogspot.com

"CBoom" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:gmmodp$6kb$1@news.motzarella.org...
Quote:

> If one of your drives is ATA and the other is SATA please post back and I
> will tell you what to do.
>
> Go get a free copy *for a limited time* of acronis true image 10
>
> http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe
>
> that says is vista compatible, and perform a CLONE of your drive from one
> to the other,
>
> then remove the first drive and boot from the second drive
>
> --
> For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
> http://computerboom.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> "Neil Jones" <nj@dev.null> wrote in message
> news:OTDZIoeiJHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Quote:

>> Hi,
>>
>> I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system backups.
>> Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
>> everything to the new disk.
>>
>> The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
>> this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will the
>> Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?
>>
>> Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?
>>
>> Thank you in advance.
>>
>> NJ
>

SIW2 02-08-2009 03:11 PM

Re: Disk to Disk copy
 

Neil Jones;961840 Wrote:
Quote:

> Hi,
>
> I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system
> backups.
> Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
> everything to the new disk.
>
> The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
> this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will
> the
> Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?
>
> Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?
>
> Thank you in advance.
>
> NJ
Hi Nj,

You may find these of use

'Feature: Hot Image Your PC's Hard Drive with DriveImage XML'
(http://lifehacker.com/software/featu...xml-326086.php)

'Howto: Duplicate any Windows installation to a new hard disk using
only a Vista DVD (!)'
(http://geekswithblogs.net/lorint/arc...07/100596.aspx)


You may find your drive manufacturer provides an app. to do the job -
Both Maxblast and DiscWizard are available free:

'Seagate Technology - MaxBlast 5'
(http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...00dd04090aRCRD)

'Seagate Technology - DiscWizard'
(http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...00dd04090aRCRD)

Macrium Reflect is excellent - you may find the free version is all you
need

'Macrium Reflect Free Edition - Free software downloads and reviews -
CNET Download.com'
(http://www.download.com/Macrium-Refl...-10845728.html)

Hope it helps

SIW2


--
SIW2

Sam Hobbs 02-08-2009 03:29 PM

Re: Disk to Disk copy
 
My system has "Microsoft® Windows Backup", which as far as I know was
installed with Vista.


"Neil Jones" <nj@dev.null> wrote in message
news:OTDZIoeiJHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Quote:

> Hi,
>
> I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system backups.
> Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
> everything to the new disk.
>
> The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
> this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will the
> Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?
>
> Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?
>
> Thank you in advance.
>
> NJ

Tyro 02-08-2009 03:47 PM

Re: Disk to Disk copy
 
I noticed you have to buy PC World to get the CD with Acronis on it. The
February 2009 issue of PC World has no CD in it. Is there a web site to get
a copy?

Tyro

"CBoom" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:gmmodp$6kb$1@news.motzarella.org...
Quote:

> If one of your drives is ATA and the other is SATA please post back and I
> will tell you what to do.
>
> Go get a free copy *for a limited time* of acronis true image 10
>
> http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe
>
> that says is vista compatible, and perform a CLONE of your drive from one
> to the other,
>
> then remove the first drive and boot from the second drive
>
> --
> For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
> http://computerboom.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> "Neil Jones" <nj@dev.null> wrote in message
> news:OTDZIoeiJHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Quote:

>> Hi,
>>
>> I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system backups.
>> Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
>> everything to the new disk.
>>
>> The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
>> this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will the
>> Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?
>>
>> Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?
>>
>> Thank you in advance.
>>
>> NJ
>

CBoom 02-08-2009 04:10 PM

Re: Disk to Disk copy
 
the link is in my fist reply, register, then click on link that you receive
in your email to get the serial, then you can log on to the site and
download it for free and use the serial to install. I have done just that so
I know it works. The site had too much traffic during the week but now its
working.

--
For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
http://computerboom.blogspot.com



"Tyro" <Tyro@Tyros.com> wrote in message
news:Q8Djl.16368$yr3.10129@nlpi068.nbdc.sbc.com...
Quote:

> I noticed you have to buy PC World to get the CD with Acronis on it. The
> February 2009 issue of PC World has no CD in it. Is there a web site to
> get a copy?
>
> Tyro
>
> "CBoom" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:gmmodp$6kb$1@news.motzarella.org...
Quote:

>> If one of your drives is ATA and the other is SATA please post back and
>> I will tell you what to do.
>>
>> Go get a free copy *for a limited time* of acronis true image 10
>>
>> http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe
>>
>> that says is vista compatible, and perform a CLONE of your drive from one
>> to the other,
>>
>> then remove the first drive and boot from the second drive
>>
>> --
>> For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
>> http://computerboom.blogspot.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Neil Jones" <nj@dev.null> wrote in message
>> news:OTDZIoeiJHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Quote:

>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system backups.
>>> Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
>>> everything to the new disk.
>>>
>>> The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
>>> this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will the
>>> Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?
>>>
>>> Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?
>>>
>>> Thank you in advance.
>>>
>>> NJ
>>


rak 02-08-2009 04:18 PM

Re: Disk to Disk copy
 
There is a website. It used to be on Lifehacker, but they removed it at the
request of Acronis and PCWorld. Too much traffic I guess. You should be
able to find the link in PCWorld or perhaps on the web.


"Tyro" <Tyro@Tyros.com> wrote in message
news:Q8Djl.16368$yr3.10129@nlpi068.nbdc.sbc.com...
Quote:

> I noticed you have to buy PC World to get the CD with Acronis on it. The
> February 2009 issue of PC World has no CD in it. Is there a web site to
> get a copy?
>
> Tyro
>
> "CBoom" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:gmmodp$6kb$1@news.motzarella.org...
Quote:

>> If one of your drives is ATA and the other is SATA please post back and
>> I will tell you what to do.
>>
>> Go get a free copy *for a limited time* of acronis true image 10
>>
>> http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe
>>
>> that says is vista compatible, and perform a CLONE of your drive from one
>> to the other,
>>
>> then remove the first drive and boot from the second drive
>>
>> --
>> For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
>> http://computerboom.blogspot.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Neil Jones" <nj@dev.null> wrote in message
>> news:OTDZIoeiJHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Quote:

>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system backups.
>>> Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
>>> everything to the new disk.
>>>
>>> The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
>>> this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will the
>>> Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?
>>>
>>> Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?
>>>
>>> Thank you in advance.
>>>
>>> NJ
>>


Tyro 02-08-2009 04:27 PM

Re: Disk to Disk copy
 
I registered and got an email telling me to go to:
http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/confirm...a4183a8e2e4baf I did
and was told the key is incorrect and to enter a key and submit it.

Tyro

"CBoom" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:gmn06k$p2b$1@news.motzarella.org...
Quote:

> the link is in my fist reply, register, then click on link that you
> receive in your email to get the serial, then you can log on to the site
> and download it for free and use the serial to install. I have done just
> that so I know it works. The site had too much traffic during the week but
> now its working.
>
> --
> For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
> http://computerboom.blogspot.com
>
>
>
> "Tyro" <Tyro@Tyros.com> wrote in message
> news:Q8Djl.16368$yr3.10129@nlpi068.nbdc.sbc.com...
Quote:

>> I noticed you have to buy PC World to get the CD with Acronis on it. The
>> February 2009 issue of PC World has no CD in it. Is there a web site to
>> get a copy?
>>
>> Tyro
>>
>> "CBoom" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:gmmodp$6kb$1@news.motzarella.org...
Quote:

>>> If one of your drives is ATA and the other is SATA please post back and
>>> I will tell you what to do.
>>>
>>> Go get a free copy *for a limited time* of acronis true image 10
>>>
>>> http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe
>>>
>>> that says is vista compatible, and perform a CLONE of your drive from
>>> one to the other,
>>>
>>> then remove the first drive and boot from the second drive
>>>
>>> --
>>> For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
>>> http://computerboom.blogspot.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Neil Jones" <nj@dev.null> wrote in message
>>> news:OTDZIoeiJHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system
>>>> backups.
>>>> Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to transfer
>>>> everything to the new disk.
>>>>
>>>> The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
>>>> this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will
>>>> the
>>>> Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?
>>>>
>>>> Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for me?
>>>>
>>>> Thank you in advance.
>>>>
>>>> NJ
>>>



CBoom 02-08-2009 04:33 PM

Re: Disk to Disk copy
 
the servers have been under extreme strain... the previous days you couldn't
even see the page or it was without graphics

try registering with another email



--
For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
http://computerboom.blogspot.com




"Tyro" <Tyro@Tyros.com> wrote in message
news:aKDjl.16372$yr3.3795@nlpi068.nbdc.sbc.com...
Quote:

> I registered and got an email telling me to go to:
> http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/confirm...a4183a8e2e4baf I
> did and was told the key is incorrect and to enter a key and submit it.
>
> Tyro
>
> "CBoom" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:gmn06k$p2b$1@news.motzarella.org...
Quote:

>> the link is in my fist reply, register, then click on link that you
>> receive in your email to get the serial, then you can log on to the site
>> and download it for free and use the serial to install. I have done just
>> that so I know it works. The site had too much traffic during the week
>> but now its working.
>>
>> --
>> For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
>> http://computerboom.blogspot.com
>>
>>
>>
>> "Tyro" <Tyro@Tyros.com> wrote in message
>> news:Q8Djl.16368$yr3.10129@nlpi068.nbdc.sbc.com...
Quote:

>>> I noticed you have to buy PC World to get the CD with Acronis on it. The
>>> February 2009 issue of PC World has no CD in it. Is there a web site to
>>> get a copy?
>>>
>>> Tyro
>>>
>>> "CBoom" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:gmmodp$6kb$1@news.motzarella.org...
>>>> If one of your drives is ATA and the other is SATA please post back
>>>> and I will tell you what to do.
>>>>
>>>> Go get a free copy *for a limited time* of acronis true image 10
>>>>
>>>> http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe
>>>>
>>>> that says is vista compatible, and perform a CLONE of your drive from
>>>> one to the other,
>>>>
>>>> then remove the first drive and boot from the second drive
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> For tips, tricks and tutorials visit my blog below:
>>>> http://computerboom.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Neil Jones" <nj@dev.null> wrote in message
>>>> news:OTDZIoeiJHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have an external hard disk where I backup my files and system
>>>>> backups.
>>>>> Yesterday, I purchased a larger external hard disk and want to
>>>>> transfer
>>>>> everything to the new disk.
>>>>>
>>>>> The only command I have noticed is DISKCOPY which might do this. Will
>>>>> this copy everything from the source disk to destination disk? Will
>>>>> the
>>>>> Vista backup directories and shadow (backup) files be copied too?
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there any other tool (preferably freeware) that will do this for
>>>>> me?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you in advance.
>>>>>
>>>>> NJ
>>>>




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