Clone a Windows THINKPAD HD to new SSD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by chipchen, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    Friend has a Lenovo Thinkpad with regular HD and wants to upgrade to SSD. I do this all day long with Macs, but not that familiar with the Windows side of things.

    It's running Windows 7, what's the best way to transfer all her data or clone the entire HD? Is there a Carbon Copy Cloner equivalent in the Windows world?
     
  2. chipchen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I'll check it out! Couple questions:

    Does this just backup for you? Or will it clone the whole drive? Do I still need to do a fresh Windows install on the new drive?
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yes, it's backup software
    Yes, It will clone one hard drive to another (why it's called a clone, I suspect)
    Um, no, unless you want to do a reinstall...
     
  4. chipchen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wondering if anyone else has any other suggestions? Would love to get a few different options.
     
  5. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    The easiest and quickest for cloning in Windows in my experience is the Macrium Reflect free.

    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

    I have done many HDD to SSD clones and it has never failed me. Extremely easy to use too. Highly recommend if all you need is cloning a drive.
     

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