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Can I use a clone of an old hard drive on a new (Win XP) computer?

It is possible to clone a hard drive from a failing computer, put that disk image on a drive in a NEW computer, and expect the installed software to just work? [more inside]
posted by penduluum on Mar 3, 2016 - 15 answers

What is the original version of a cloned organism called?

If I clone my cat, I would have two cats: CatCreatedTheUsualWay and CatCreatedThroughCloning. Is there a term for the original version? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Feb 21, 2016 - 20 answers

Can I use GIMP with a Surface Pro 3 and a Surface Pro 4 Pen?

I can draw fine in GIMP on my Surface Pro 3 with my new Surface Pro 4 Pen. But I can't use the rubber stamp tool. Is it just GIMP or is it the tablet or the pen? [more inside]
posted by cda on Jan 30, 2016 - 3 answers

Help, UNIX wizards! How to hardlink directories?

How to recursively copy a directory and keeping its tree structure but with the files in the new dir being not copies of but hardlinks to the originals? [more inside]
posted by Bangaioh on Jan 6, 2015 - 8 answers

What was this late night cartoon?

So when I was a kid, I used to watch a lot of Cartoon Network (in the late '90s). I vividly remember watching one about a man that got into a cloning machine, made clones of himself, and then got the clones and/or himself killed in the compacting/smashing machine next to it. Now I'm trying to figure out where to watch it again. [more inside]
posted by zer0render on Dec 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Installation migration

I want to clone the boot disk of my OpenBSD install, with the destination drive being larger than the source. What's the easiest way to do this? Just use dd and resize partitions after? rsync? Something else? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Feb 11, 2014 - 3 answers

How to clone Symeon's seasoning?

How can I clone the seasonings from Symeon's restaurant in New York? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on May 10, 2013 - 10 answers

My new Samsung SSD cloning software doesn't work

I have a problem with my new Samsung SSD cloning software - it doesn't work. I keep getting the following error message: "external exception EO6D7363". The new drive is recognized by Win 8. [more inside]
posted by noonknight on Apr 4, 2013 - 1 answer

Migrating hard drive to a new physical drive. Help!

I'm migrating my physical boot drive (Vista 64, 1TB) to a new one. I'm having issues getting the migration to go the way I want it. I don't know if what I want is possible. The new drive is 3TB. If I use DriveXML or the included Seagate utility [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Apr 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me start a Roger Corman-focused wiki

How can I dump data from Wikipedia and IMDb to make a new movie-related wiki, specifically for Roger Corman movies? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 20, 2013 - 3 answers

How can I clone an XP drive and install that on a Windows 7 system?

I have two laptops, an old XP machine with a dying power supply, and a new Windows 7 machine that could easily store the old XP harddrive. Can I clone the XP drive and make a dual boot system on the Windows 7 machine?
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 26, 2013 - 4 answers

You try to say hi to yourself, but you always interrupt.

Name The Book: scifi/fantasy, character who reproduces by budding and then has mirror-image interactions with their offspring. [more inside]
posted by cmyk on Sep 4, 2012 - 5 answers

cloning or copying a hard drive

Copying a windows partition to bigger disk. How should I do it? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Jul 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Cloning/imaging my Mac

I think I am going to replace my Macbook Pro's hard drive. I would like to check that this cloning/imaging backup process I have in mind makes sense. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jul 5, 2012 - 3 answers

What was this Gauntlet clone?

What was this early 90's Gauntlet clone I remember playing as a kid? [more inside]
posted by naju on Feb 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Switching laptop's hard drive

Idiot's guide to replacing my Windows Vista (don't judge me!) laptop hardrive?. Preferably by "cloning" the old drive onto the new one (I suspect via another external hard drive / backup).
posted by ewan on Feb 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Disk cloning basics using dd in Linux

Backing up a possibly-about-to-die hard drive and putting it on a new drive, using dd in Linux - a few questions regarding how the cloning works. [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jan 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Cloned plant sporting

What's the genetic mechanism that produces a 'sport' in a cloned plant? I'm thinking specifically of apples. [more inside]
posted by schrodycat on Nov 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Can't clone a drive - software can't see it but Windows can! Why?

I'm cloning a hard drive. Windows can see the new drive and access it, but none of the cloning software can access it, no matter how I format or set it up. What's going on here, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by dust.wind.dude on Nov 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Managing my clones

What are the best ways to create and deploy Windows 7 images across numbers of often disparate computers? [more inside]
posted by chairish on Oct 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation.

Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation. [more inside]
posted by schmoppa on Aug 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Licensing issues with cloned OEM Windows 7

Can I clone an OEM windows 7, preactivated install and not worry about cloning the license with it? [more inside]
posted by daveyt on Mar 26, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I move my dev environment to another PC?

What's the best way to do a complete clone/copy/export/duplicate/mirror/whatever of an Eclipse-based development environment and move it to another PC? [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on Mar 16, 2011 - 4 answers

RFID Card - What Are Some Smaller Alternatives? (Wristwatch; Wedding Ring)

I have an " HID iCLASS Px G6H " RFID card. Can I "clone" this RFID card data onto a chip (I've seen some the size of a grain of rice) that I can affix to a wristwatch, or even a ring? [more inside]
posted by WhereAmI on Nov 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Is Winclone still the best application to use to clone a Bootcamp partition?

Is Winclone still actively being supported/developed? I need to clone a Bootcamp partition to a new HD and almost everyone says to use Winclone, but the developer's site has been down for the last 24 hours and thus I cannot download the application or investigate any official documentation. Does anyone know if Winclone is still the application to use in this instance, or if there is an alternative that I actually CAN download?
posted by pwb503 on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

I need free Windows software to create and burn images of audio CDs.

I need free Windows software to create and burn images of audio CDs. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Copying a CF card written in a special format

Cloning a CF card written in a proprietary format. Seeking suggestions for USB card reader, software, etc. [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Oct 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Protecting a Laptop from the Internet

What's the best way to get a laptop ready for a sibling's trip to college? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Aug 3, 2009 - 22 answers

Is it possible to boot a cloned MacBook drive onto a Mac Mini and continue about my business?

Is it possible to boot a cloned MacBook drive onto a Mac Mini and continue about my business? [more inside]
posted by prggr on Mar 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Can a drive that is encrypted with software-based full disk encryption be cloned?

Can a drive that is encrypted with software-based full disk encryption be cloned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Mirroring the display on an iMac running windows

For a new iMac running Windows XP, I need to mirror/clone the display so it shows the same on the monitor and a projector. The graphics driver (for an ATI Mobiity Radeon HD 2600XT) doesn't support mirroring, but the iMac does it automatically. But the monitor and the projector have very different aspect ratios, and the same screen size gets applied to both. Is there a way to set two different screen sizes? There's nothing under the display preferences. Any third party software that would work?
posted by hydrophonic on Sep 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Cloning Vista SP1 OEM? Questions inside...

Cloning Vista SP1 OEM? Questions inside... [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Aug 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Clone hard drive for future use

My XP Home running laptop hard drive has started making clicking and grinding sounds. Previous questions cover cloning the hard drive. This is more desirable than reinstalling everything or just backing up My Documents and Settings. Is it possible to create a clone or an image or something that is stored on my home server indefinitely, so that once my hard drive does die I can use it to recreate the current settings on a new drive?
posted by billtron on Jun 14, 2008 - 8 answers


I have a "perfect" MS Vista setup that I need to clone or deploy to another 20 computers. The hardware is identical and it all needs to be done in a hurry. [more inside]
posted by chairish on Apr 5, 2008 - 13 answers

MBP: I cloned my old HD to a new (larger) one, and OS X only sees the older (smaller) space.

The disk in my MBP was upgraded from 100GB to 250GB. They used a hardware disk to disk copier that just cloned the drive, bit for bit. Now, I want to grow my 100GB partition to fill up the new space, however Disk Utility only sees the drive as 100GB. I know there are some $100 utilities out there, but I am a geek and want to do it for free. [more inside]
posted by dhammala on Jan 15, 2008 - 17 answers


My google-fu only goes so far: I'm looking for succinct summaries, explanations, and justifications of various religions' opinions/support/criticism on human cloning... [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Dec 4, 2007 - 2 answers

The mac with two brains

Can I back up / clone my Mac HD to an external HD then swap the Main and external drives? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Nov 12, 2007 - 15 answers


Yahoo Answers/Quomon.com software clone recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Aug 10, 2007 - 1 answer

how to clone failing disk in RAID 0 array

One of the disks in my hardware RAID 0 system drive array is failing, but it's still booting for the moment. Is there any tool I can use to clone just the failing physical disk to another identical one? [more inside]
posted by nnovik on Jul 6, 2007 - 9 answers

How to clone a harddrive?

I want to install a bigger hard drive to my laptop. How do I clone the current hard drive to the new one so I don't have to reinstall windows on the new disk? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on May 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Cloning DVDs on a Mac

I'd like to know how to clone DVDs on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy on Feb 21, 2007 - 11 answers

How to maintain multiple identical laptops?

We need multiple laptops to have identical computing environments, with the ability to have them updated en masse. What is the best way? [more inside]
posted by milquetoast on Nov 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Do I have a Ghost of a chance?

4 Bigshot users. Highly customized profiles. All getting new (different) hardware. How do I get the new machines "the way I had it before" for them without spending a week re-doing all the software customizing that they can't tell me how they did in the first place? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Nov 6, 2006 - 11 answers

Who's real, who's the copycat?

"No, I'm your husband." "No, shoot him! He's the imposter!" Where'd this come from? [more inside]
posted by papakwanz on Nov 5, 2006 - 27 answers

Exactly cloning a MacBook Pro's HD

I need to make an exact clone of a MacBook Pro drive onto an external (fw) drive, which will then be used as the MBP's internal drive. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Oct 9, 2006 - 9 answers

or maybe that one with the fox, goose, and grain.

Please help me with a Hard Drive "Tower of Hanoi" puzzle. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Sep 25, 2006 - 6 answers

In Windows XP: Migrating from the general Administrator Account to a Personal User Account...how?

In Windows XP: Migrating from the general Administrator Account to a Personal User Account...how? [more inside]
posted by MaverickX on Jul 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Marzetti Original Slaw Dressing

I live in Canada and cannot buy Marzetti Original Slaw Dressing. I have tried twice, but cannot get the egg taste. Even with 3 eggs, sugar and oil in a double boiler, I cannot get the taste right. Can anyone help?
posted by bright77blue on May 14, 2006 - 5 answers

What is the name of this plant?

Please identify a plant for me given this description: [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Cloning a recalcitrant hard disk

How do I best clone a hard disk with bad sectors, when the PC spontaneously reboots upon hitting said bad sectors? [more inside]
posted by kindall on Oct 4, 2005 - 7 answers

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