How to create an image of the system drive C:

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    I am working on my sons computer, which has two HDD's and the OS is XP Home version. How do I create an image of drive C: and put it on the extra HDD?. If I need to download a module that will allow me to create and restore an image,where do I get it? I understand that the Home version does not have an image capability but it can be added..
     
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    Your best bet would be to get Acronis True Image to image your disc.
     
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    I am usingg Acronis in my computer, W7, and like it. My son's computer is an XP Home and he doesn't want to spend the money on buying.
    I understand that the higher versions of XP has a way to create images and that the module can be installed in a Home version.

    Bill
     
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    Elizebeth23,
    Thanks for your help. I have been experimenting with Macrium Reflect on my W7 computer and like it. So much that I paid the $39 for it. So I installed the free version on my son's WXP computer. The only thing (I need and use) that the free version lacks is to delete old backups. I can do that manually.

    The support I received from Acronis sucks. That's the main reason I switched to Macrium.
    Bill
     
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    I am surprised to hear about the poor support from Acronis.
    It is highly recommended by other contributors, I personnally just reinstall the whole OS instead of creating an image since I do not have any extra money to purchase the system and the free one does not create an image.

    I did try Macrium free one time but could not boot the image created. Hopefullly you will have better luck. :)
     
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    Elizabeth23,
    I had good luck with the free one. Was able to create an image AND restore it. So I am using the free Macrium Reflect on two machines, one W7 and the other XP AND am able to restore on both. I bought Macrium for my W7.
    Bill
     
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    I am new here, and a user not a techie, so my advice comes with that caveat.
    I bought an Avantec caddy, I unplug my HDD (case is always open)
    plop it in the caddy, add the blank extra HDD and "copy"

    Took 47 minutes to copy my C drive sector by sector.
    Perhaps check it out online.
    Look for Nexstar HDD duplicator.

    PS I have 28 subsidiary programs aboard, so the caddy gets around the problem of reinstalling software.

    Be aware! the disk where the C drive is copied to, loses all/any data be very careful.
     
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