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I've got an old Duron system, with a 10GB Maxtor IDE drive in it. This drive has lots of software installed (98 SE, Office 2000, CorelDRAW). I'm keen to sell the computer, but want to upgrade it to XP. I can do that, there is a way of upgrading straight to XP from 98, I understand.

But in case it backfires, I want an exact copy of the drive that I can load on easily.

So I need a piece of software that will allow me to make an EXACT copy of this HDD (which has about 3GB of stuff on it - I have an 8GB USB drive I can copy it to, or an 8GB Seagate HDD), and then if all fails, I want to copy it back to the drive and be back where I started from.

Is this possible using free or trial software?
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I've found Acronis True Image to be reliable, you could put the image on anything it will fit on, its a trial of a paid software.
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I used Easeus Todo Backup Home once to clone a hard drive for similar purposes, not sure what the program is like lately, but it worked flawlessly for me then.

Edit - Forgot the best part, FREE
Edited by Pabs - 4/9/11 at 1:36pm
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That software doesn't run on 98 SE, but I might be able to get something sorted.
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You can use maxblast5 , specifically for Maxtor drives and it´s free.
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...00dd04090aRCRD
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So with the MaxBlast, I could migrate all my software from the 10GB drive to another drive?
Do both drives have to be Maxtor/Seagate? I've got a 30GB Maxtor Fireball or a 45GB IBM DeathStar available.
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post #7 of 7
You can clone to anything as long as there is one maxtor drive in the system.
I´ve cloned Seagates , WD´s and Samsungs with that software many times.
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