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Not a problem. I meant that you give them the PC to install Office only on there.

What they will do (they have done before to me and I lost some data) is pull out the hard drive and swap that with one that is already cloned instead of just running clonezilla on this computer. Once they see I have an SSD, they'll freak out and say that Satan himself will come out of the ground and cause the apocalypse because I switched out the HDD with an SSD to get better performance.

Is that really how the IT team is? thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

If that's the case, 0 the drive that came with it, ask them to image it, then store the blank image on a drive somewhere, and then clone it to your SSD. profit? then, you have an image of Windows for whenever you need to reimage the laptop, whatever the need be, and you don't have to wait for the IT department.
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What OS are you currently running and how much space have you used?

If it is windows 7 and you have used less than 60-64 GBs then just use windows built in image creator, it also creates a recovery disc so you can boot to that then apply the image.
     
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Is that really how the IT team is? thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
If that's the case, 0 the drive that came with it, ask them to image it, then store the blank image on a drive somewhere, and then clone it to your SSD. profit? then, you have an image of Windows for whenever you need to reimage the laptop, whatever the need be, and you don't have to wait for the IT department.

I manage the computer systems for our department, and getting help from them is like pulling teeth. I've got a computer that needs to be service by our Certified Dell Tech, but he won't touch it because they didn't put in the requisition for purchase (even though they were involved in every other step). No one likes them.

I would do that, but I want to leave the data on the original drive intact. I got in touch with a friend who can clone the drive for me without them seeing, so I'm going to use him. It sucks that it has to be this way, but that's how it is.
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What OS are you currently running and how much space have you used?
If it is windows 7 and you have used less than 60-64 GBs then just use windows built in image creator, it also creates a recovery disc so you can boot to that then apply the image.

Was going to do that until I realized that I was at 120GB usage (only a few more before I fill up). Most of that is videos and unneeded programs, but I would rather not go through and delete the files, rather just start over (I only need a couple of programs anyways).
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I manage the computer systems for our department, and getting help from them is like pulling teeth. I've got a computer that needs to be service by our Certified Dell Tech, but he won't touch it because they didn't put in the requisition for purchase (even though they were involved in every other step). No one likes them.
I would do that, but I want to leave the data on the original drive intact. I got in touch with a friend who can clone the drive for me without them seeing, so I'm going to use him. It sucks that it has to be this way, but that's how it is.
Was going to do that until I realized that I was at 120GB usage (only a few more before I fill up). Most of that is videos and unneeded programs, but I would rather not go through and delete the files, rather just start over (I only need a couple of programs anyways).

Any chance you have an external drive that you can store all your media on? Then also use that to store the image you create after you free up space?
     
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they can tell if you cloned the drive? news to me.
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they can tell if you cloned the drive? news to me.

I know Ghost places something called a finger on the drive. Using Ghost32 you can run -finger and it will tell you when the drive was imaged
     
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they can tell if you cloned the drive? news to me.

I know Ghost places something called a finger on the drive. Using Ghost32 you can run -finger and it will tell you when the drive was imaged

I wonder if they can tell that you cloned it using some stuff like Clonezilla?
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I wonder if they can tell that you cloned it using some stuff like Clonezilla?

That all depends on if clonezilla puts whatever the hell ghost does on the drive. I would doubt it though. Oddly enough I even doubt the IT people would know how to look for it.
     
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The only reason I don't want to screw with the original HDD is because I don't want to risk losing any data. Plus, I don't really have any more hard drive space on any of my drives (stupid prices) for a 1:1 image.

I'm going to wait until Thursday to see what my friend can do. If he can't do anything, I'll resort to finding somewhere for this image, then "corrupt" the original so they have to clone it. Thanks for everyone's help!
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The only reason I don't want to screw with the original HDD is because I don't want to risk losing any data. Plus, I don't really have any more hard drive space on any of my drives (stupid prices) for a 1:1 image.
I'm going to wait until Thursday to see what my friend can do. If he can't do anything, I'll resort to finding somewhere for this image, then "corrupt" the original so they have to clone it. Thanks for everyone's help!

Windows built in imaging tool does compress actually so it isn't 1:1

How much however varies.
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