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Posted on 2014-02-17
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I need to create a backup image of my hard drive. I am going to buy a new hard drive, and want to reload the old image so everything stays the same. Here are my questions:
a) how do I create the image
b) can it be stored on a thumb drive
c) will all the drivers stay on the image
d) how do I reload the image
e) will I need any serial numbers for any programs after loading the image

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Question by:nawright16
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Hi you need some imaging tool like Symantec Ghost or Acronis True Image:
a) using proper imaging software
b) can be, but it depends on your image size and thumb drive capacity
c) they will
d) they will
e) you should not need any of them

also this article could be helpful for you
http://www.pagestart.com/win7bckuprstrnhd072610.html
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Windows 8 has it built in, works great see here:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/12/using-windows-8s-hidden-backup-to-clone-and-recover-your-whole-pc/

No need to purchase 3rd party software.
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