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How to Clone a Hard Drive with Hard Drive Clone Software in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

Why need to clone a hard drive?

Most of people must have experienced to install all the same programs from one computer to another, especially one is at home and the other is at office. It's really a tedious job and wastes time. So we are calling for hard drive clone software at that time. More, this hard drive copier will be a nice tool for us to back up our vital data in case of loss.

This is why Wondershare WinSuite 2012 comes out. It can help to clone vista hard drive and Windows hard drive, copy disk to hard drive or copy hard drive to external devices without any data loss. It supports all types of storage media and all Windows versions. Moreover, Wondershare WinSuite is compatible with the latest Windows 8.

Now, follow the steps below to do what you need.

3 steps to clone a hard drive or an external disk

This hard drive copy allows you to clone the entire disk, or only a partition from the disk. If you want to clone the entire disk, click "Clone Entire Disk", if a partition, hit "Clone A Partition".

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Step1. Select a source disk

If you want to copy your hard drive to an external device, plug in it to your computer at first. Then click "Clone Entire Disk", and you will find the disk connected to your computer displayed. Select the disk that you are going to copy data from and hit "Next".

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Step2. Select a destination disk

Then you are going to select a destination disk here. Before doing this, make sure that the disk capacity must be larger than the hard drive which you will copy data from, or your clone will be denied due to off-capacity. Then go to next step to begin the clone.

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Step3. Begin cloning hard drive

You are at the last step now. Click "Next" to begin copying hard drive now. Then the process bar will show you the time elapsed and remaining. When the clone done, hit "OK" to finish your disk clone.

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OK. You have successfully cloned your hard drive. And you can transfer the data to another computer, or just save them for backup. To clone a partition with this WinSuite 2012, you can take the same steps as clone hard drive: select a source partition > select a destination partition > begin to clone. Simple as the same, no matter you're running Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP!

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