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What's the best way to copy a complete hard drive. What

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What's the best way to copy a complete hard drive. What software?What equipment?Thanks
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Computer Hardware
Expert:  Harold Hanna replied 12 days ago.

Hello how are you today? What type of hard drives do you mean? How are they configured?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
two hard drives with the OS as WindowsXP
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
No remote connection.
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Do you have an answer
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Expert:  Harold Hanna replied 10 days ago.

Hello how are you this afternoon? Thank you for replying with the needed information. The best way to do this would be with this free software --

It describes the procedures as well. Basically, you will download the installation file --

Once you install it, it will give you an option to burn a boot CD. You can also use a USB that you do not mind formatting. After the boot disk is created, you will want to boot off of it. It may already be configured to boot off a CD/USB, but to check, it will be in your BIOS.

After it boots, you can use the sector to sector copy.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions!

Expert:  Harold Hanna replied 5 days ago.

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