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Ok, Had to dismantle my rig to get he two laptop HDD's out....my massive f'en GPU covers my Sata ports lol. Anyway. It swapped over just fine, put the HDD back in the lappy and boom loads to the password screen like normal. I don't know if it was fully sucessful untill after the owner comes by to put in the password and check everything.

Acornis gets an A+ so far:) thank you guys, Rep has been given.
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Macrium Reflect Free and EASEUS Disk Copy should do the disk migration without issues, for those who recommend Acronis, give this thread a good read.
Edited by OldMX - 1/19/12 at 10:15am
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Macrium Reflect Free and EASEUS Disk Copy should do the disk migration without issues, for those who recommend Acronis, give this thread a good read.

Oh god. Well, I took a quick look at the list on Wikipedia and I want to say congrats with the transfer. Anyways, I just selected a few, the first two you should know being virtual machine programs, VMware (I don't know if you do it with Player or something else), Virtualbox, Uranium, and Easis.
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Just use the windows backup to create an image. I use that to back up my C drive every 24 hours (I have a lot of stuff that's very important and needs to stay up to date) and this has saved me several times. I don't see what's wrong with it and why people have to go and buy programs to do the same thing. Just go to control panel>Backup and Restore and maybe just create an image on an external hdd or something. Or if an external isn't an option, there's always converter cables to hook up your old hdd with the image on it through usb or something (which will take a lot longer to reinstall)

EDIT: Also on that same page, you can create a repair disc so you don't need the original disc.
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Just use the windows backup to create an image. I use that to back up my C drive every 24 hours (I have a lot of stuff that's very important and needs to stay up to date) and this has saved me several times. I don't see what's wrong with it and why people have to go and buy programs to do the same thing. Just go to control panel>Backup and Restore and maybe just create an image on an external hdd or something. Or if an external isn't an option, there's always converter cables to hook up your old hdd with the image on it through usb or something (which will take a lot longer to reinstall)
EDIT: Also on that same page, you can create a repair disc so you don't need the original disc.

Was solved with a free program. What was holding up most of the programs was changing from a 120gb to a 500gb drive. Acornis allow's you to "scale" one, or all partitions on the drive. I left the "widnow's" partition at its original size but scaled the main partition to the full size of the drive. can windows backup do that?
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Reimaging to a larger drive doesn't cause any problems. You just can't do it going to a smaller drive. You could just do that then increase the main partition drive later, it's not that hard.
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Then I dont know what the problem was. I do know that acornis did the trick, very fast too.
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