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I currently am running win7 pro 64 on a 30GB OCZ Vertex Turbo (and other various HDDs). With these recent Windows 7 updates (namely SP1), I'm choking on free space here. It's an almost everyday issue. A friend had suggested that I get a larger SSD and sell the one I currently have. This isn't about selling it for I already have a buyer.

My question is this: Is there software that can clone everything (including OS) to this new SSD? If so, what software is it and is it free?

Also, after this cloning process is complete, will I be able to rename this new SSD "C:" after taking out the old one (so it will be boot-able and this new SSD will act just like my older one).

Any help is appreciated.
post #2 of 9
You can do it if you use Acronis True Image.

http://www.acronis.com/page.html
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If you're using Windows 7 Pro you can use its backup utilities to make a drive image to a backup drive or network location. Swap drives and use the Windows 7 install disc to restore the image.
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I use Easeus Todo backup 2.0, free and it cloned about 280gb of data other to my new drive in 1 1/2hr
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You can do it if you use Acronis True Image.

http://www.acronis.com/page.html
+1 copy commander is also something I had to use recently.
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Thank you for all of your suggestions.

I'm downloading acronis trial as we speak. If this doesn't do the trick I'll be selecting one of these other options. Again, thanks for the help guys!
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If you're using Windows 7 Pro you can use its backup utilities to make a drive image to a backup drive or network location. Swap drives and use the Windows 7 install disc to restore the image.
This is great and so convenient. I will try it tonight. Thanks!
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if you have some linux distro at hand clonezilla works well.
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I've been told by someone else to use clonezilla, but I'll definitely do that as a second option to using the other program mentioned (it's more convenient for me rather than booting up diff OS).
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