HD to HD image, same system


I am using Clonezilla to image a Dell laptop with Windows 7 on it.  I am suspicious that the HD may be failing, so I want to image it before it dies.  I am going to restore the image to a new/replacement HD on the same system when it arrives.  My question is, do I need to run sysprep at all for this scenario?

Same computer, new HD.

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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:

What kind of Drive did you buy?  You may be entitled to a free copy of imaging software.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you are making an image of a drive, replacing the drive in the same computer and then restoring the image, then you do not need to run sysprep and the image should work fine. We use Ghost for this and it works fine. Make sure when you make the image that you make it bootable.

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Hi, Clonzilla is a good solution. We use it as a company. One thing to be aware of for example. If you current drive is 500gb and you clone the drive to a new one which is 1tb, you will only see 500GB on the new drive.

You will need to go into Device Manager and resize the drive.

http://clonezilla.org/screenshots/?in_path=/00_Clonezilla this is a step by step screen shot of how to use it if you are unfamiliar.
cheesebugahAuthor Commented:

Thank you for the quick response.  That is what I thought.


Thank you for the information.  It is greatly appreciated.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks Mike, and I was happy to help.
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