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How to partition a new drive to clone 2nd hard drive

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    How to partition a new drive to clone 2nd hard drive


    Hi. My Dell had a hard drive failure and I replaced it on my own and also they replaced it. They wouldn't do it at first so I did and I set up a lot of good programs and settings so I wanted to partition the new hard drive that they installed yesterday so that I can clone mine and then compare things and go with all of the drivers and programs that work best.

    Does that make any sense? I don't want to keep all of their bloat but I would like to keep some of it. I also don't want to have to reload all of my programs again. I have Acronis Disk Director 12 and I also have Acronis True Image 2015. I have a SATA cable connected to my hard drive. I also have two additional external backup hard drives. I am using Windows 8.,1 and I have Window 8 currently on the newly installed Hard drive. I also would like to have a partition to try Windows 10. Any help would really be appreciated.

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    clone a hard drive will delete all the data on the destination drive. You'd better clone all the partitions on the drive that clone disk.
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    Okay, that's not proper English??? No one else is going to help me huh?
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    duplicate
    Last edited by beachinmoney; 06 Aug 2015 at 18:44.
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    I will explain again what I want to do, maybe that will help,
    Hi, I had a Hard drive crash and I purchased a new hard drive and installed my Windows 8.1 and all programs and data on it. I like the way that I had everything set up and I don't want to have to reinstall all of my applications over again. The one problem is that some of my drivers might not be correct. In the meantime Dell sent out someone to install a new hard drive on my computer. It is now installed in Windows 8. I have my other hard drive on a SATA USB connection.


    What I would like to do is partition both drives and then copy the on connected via the SATA to another partition on the drive in the computer. That way I can use both and hopefully my goal is to then copy the correct drivers over to the 2nd partition and any other programs that Dell loaded. Then I can use the best one. Does that make any sense. Can anyone please give me step by step instructions?


    Thank you!
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    I don't think you can only copy drivers and programs without OS. I suggest you clone system. Then all the drivers and programs installed on C : drive will come along with system clone.
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