Clone existing HD with hidden restore partition


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Dodge

Hi, I'm looking for any tools/softare or a process where in replacing an
exising hard drive on a computer, that has a hidden restore partition like
IBM, Lenovo, some HP's, that I can clone both the boot partition and the
hidden restore partition over to a new larger hard drive, that would then
replace the existing internal drive. Seagate tells me their SeaTools will not
do this. Acronis tech support has not responded. Thanks in advacne - Dodge
 
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Dave Cohen

Dodge said:
Hi, I'm looking for any tools/softare or a process where in replacing an
exising hard drive on a computer, that has a hidden restore partition like
IBM, Lenovo, some HP's, that I can clone both the boot partition and the
hidden restore partition over to a new larger hard drive, that would then
replace the existing internal drive. Seagate tells me their SeaTools will not
do this. Acronis tech support has not responded. Thanks in advacne - Dodge

You can download a trial version of bootitng from
www.terabyteunlimited.com. Make a boot media, boot, cancel install and
go into maintenance mode. You may need to read their online manual if
the menu isn't sufficiently intuitive.
You might decide you like the product enough to register and install.
Great for multi-os support.
Dave Cohen
 
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olfart

Dodge said:
Hi, I'm looking for any tools/softare or a process where in replacing an
exising hard drive on a computer, that has a hidden restore partition like
IBM, Lenovo, some HP's, that I can clone both the boot partition and the
hidden restore partition over to a new larger hard drive, that would then
replace the existing internal drive. Seagate tells me their SeaTools will
not
do this. Acronis tech support has not responded. Thanks in advacne - Dodge

go to http://www.fssdev.com/ and check out Casper
been using it for years
 
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Patrick Keenan

Dodge said:
Hi, I'm looking for any tools/softare or a process where in replacing an
exising hard drive on a computer, that has a hidden restore partition like
IBM, Lenovo, some HP's, that I can clone both the boot partition and the
hidden restore partition over to a new larger hard drive, that would then
replace the existing internal drive. Seagate tells me their SeaTools will
not
do this. Acronis tech support has not responded. Thanks in advacne - Dodge

You can do this with Acronis, but the partitions will be the same size in
this mode. You will then use something like Acronis Disk Director to
adjust partition sizes as appropriate.

HTH
-pk
 
O

olfart

Patrick Keenan said:
You can do this with Acronis, but the partitions will be the same size in
this mode. You will then use something like Acronis Disk Director to
adjust partition sizes as appropriate.

HTH
-pk

Casper will also allow you to set partition size before cloning
 
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