UPGRADE HARD DRIVE
How To Clone Your Hard Drive - Page 6 of 10

LET’S GET THE SOFTWARE!

STEP I -   
Download
HDClone Free Edition.  Available from many sources, it’s official website is at
http://www.miray.de/products/sat.hdclone.html  The free version does what we need – makes a duplicate image
of the C: drive onto the D: drive - but runs slower than the versions that cost money.  It took me around an hour
to clone my 20GB drive with the free version.

The download file is a zip file.   The version I got was 3.2.5
Extract it to a directory, and the following files will be created:
·        disklabel.bmp
·        hdclone.iso
·        hdclone (acrobat file)
·        hdclone.img
·        install.exe
·        install.dat
·        readme.txt

STEP II -  
Download and install the free
ISO Recorder from http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm
This program will help you create the two bootable cd-roms in steps III & IV below.
It is not some program with an icon that you click and run.  Instead, ISO Recorder is a shell extension that adds
a new CD recording option to Windows XP's context menus.

(ISO Recorder lets Windows XP burn discs from ISO image files, and create ISO images from discs.  -
Windows XP knows how to write files to CDs, but it doesn't know what to do with the ISO
CD disc-image files that have become a handy way to distribute software.)  As of now, I don’t know if this step
is necessary with Windows Vista.  If you have Windows 3/95/98/2000, you will need to check to see if this
program is for you.  I only know it works with XP.  There are other ISO writing software programs out there.  
By the way, it is 2007 and if you are still running Windows 98, you really, REALLY need to upgrade!


STEP III  -  
Create Bootable HDCLone CD:
a)        Put a blank cd-rom into your burner.  
b)        Use windows explorer to go to the directory where you put HDCLone.  
c)        Right-click on the hdclone.iso file,
d)        the command "Copy Image to CD" appears.
e)        Select the command which launches a series of dialog boxes in which you can select the destination drive
       (your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM), and start recording.
f)        Label CD as “HDClone – boot disk”


STEP IV –
You need to create a bootable CD of the
Gparted software, which is a free partitioning tool.
Go to
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ and click the link for “LiveCD”  
That takes you to a page where you can download the latest version, currently 0.3.4-3
This will be another .iso file.
Save it to some directory on your hard drive.
a)        Put a blank cd-rom into your burner.  
b)        Use windows explorer to go to the directory where you put the file you just downloaded
c)        Right-click on it  (gparted-livecd-0.3.4-3iso)
d)        the command "Copy Image to CD" appears.
e)        Select the command which launches a series of dialog boxes in which you can select the destination drive
      (your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM), and start recording.
f)        Label CD as “Gparted - boot disk”

Note:  I explored the Gnome Partition Editor website thoroughly.  There is a serious lack of basic information
about their product and it appears it is for use only with Unix.  When it runs, you’ll see many Unix type commands
processing.  Don’t worry about it, just follow my instructions and you will be fine.


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