October 21, 2011
I dont think My 1st post. I looked for it , so If this is a repeat somehow, I appologise.
Here’s the deal. I have two 128 gig Solid State drives in raid 0 I think. Where both drives become one 256 gig
drive. Then I have 3 partitions. A 40, 60 and the rest on the left over partition. My thinking at the time was to use XP on the 40, Vista on the 60 gig. I ended up using the primary 40 gig partition for windows 7 64 bit.
It took only a few months to fill C: up. Even though I always install programs on other drives and partitions if possible. Then I have to reformat and do it all again months later.
I have a fresh windows as we speak on the 40 gig on the 40 gig partition.
What I would like to do is make an image of C: and restore the image onanother partition I have on a sata 2 WD hard drive. The purpose being, I want to start windows there so I can merge the 40 and 60 gig partitions on the SS
drives, and then Restore the same C: image on the new 100 gig system partition. Then reformat the partition on the sata 2 drive.
So my question is, can this be done, and if so, what FREE disk imaging soft will do this. Windows don’t look like the right type of image to do What I’m trying. I also used WD Smartware to backup my C: on a 3 terabyte Book external. Not sure if that will restore on a fresh partition.
Otherwise I just have to merge the two partitions with another soft and install fresh again. Is there any free soft that can merge partitions and boot up at post? If I can burn C: to the other partition, then I can just use the Windows disk management to do the merge. Looks like the old Partition Magic versions.
Any help appreciated. Thank you
October 22, 2008
Have you looked at http://dottech.org/featured/11628/paragon-backup-restore-free-vs-macrium-reflect-free-vs-easeus-todo-backup-vs-driveimage-xml-vs-acronis-true-image-home-which-one-should-you-use/? The article is a bit old but the software are still around.
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