Timeline for Is it possible to copy all Windows 7 files from one HD to another and boot from the new HD?
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|Apr 13 '11 at 22:24||comment||added||Moab||The boot Cd has some limitations, not sure what all of them are but does not have all the features that it does when running in windows, and I think cloning is one of them. The software must see at least 1 WD branded drive in the system or it will not allow you to use it.|
|Apr 13 '11 at 20:52||comment||added||Kairu||It's not as powerful? A little counter-intuitive to me but I am also ignorant to computer-hardware maintenance. I'm merely a computer software programmer. I would use it on the Windows machine I'm trying to recover but unfortunately, I can't get past the Error screen. It does give me an option stating, "To continue booting, press F1" which of course does absolutely nothing. I'll add this to my arsenal for future reference. Just out of curiosity, is this utility optimized for Western Digital drivers or will this generally work for any brand of harddrive?|
|Apr 13 '11 at 19:59||comment||added||Moab||It needs to be installed on a Windows PC, once installed you can make a Boot CD, but the boot CD is not as powerful as using it in Windows.|
|Apr 13 '11 at 19:53||comment||added||Kairu||Ha ha! I didn't even think to look on the Western Digital site for a utility like this. If for whatever reason, CloneZilla doesn't work satisfactorily for me, I'll give this option a try. Although, I speculate using this utility would yield better results. Although, I cannot boot into my Windows 7 installation at all. So, can this only be run from inside windows? Or can you use this utlity as a boot-device (like CloneZilla)?|
|Apr 13 '11 at 19:24||history||answered||Moab||CC BY-SA 3.0|