I want to clone my PC...

  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 22 Nov 2012 19:57:46 47,491 posts
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    ...'s C: drive.

    I've recently done a fresh install of Windows 7, got everything running nicely and just how I want it, so I want to make a ghost image of my C: drive in case my hard drive shits the bed and dies on me.

    What's a good (free) program to use? Or rather, is there a good free program I can use?
  • chopsen 22 Nov 2012 19:59:25 19,993 posts
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    Windows 7 has a built in drive back-up imaging thingy.
  • L0cky 22 Nov 2012 20:13:45 2,002 posts
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    Though it is quite annoying and is mostly for backing up data as well.

    You could try Clonezilla.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 22 Nov 2012 20:20:37 47,491 posts
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    Ah Clonezilla will be no good, because I have neither a server nor a PC that will PXE boot.
  • chopsen 22 Nov 2012 20:22:13 19,993 posts
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    You can back up on to a USB drive. It's about as user-friendly as herpes, mind. Used it once, took ages and it helps to be comfortable with linux.
  • L0cky 22 Nov 2012 20:29:20 2,002 posts
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    It boots from USB, you don't need PXE.

    Don't think you need any linux knowledge, it uses a simple text ui.
  • Razz 22 Nov 2012 20:33:10 63,431 posts
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    Dip it in the clone vats of Phaedron
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