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Best Software to Clone Bootable WinXP USB Drive to Hard Drive?


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#1 KenO

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:10 PM

Over last year have been trying various reduced versions of Windows XP on Bootable USB Drives and now would like to clone the latest version to a Hard Drive.

 

What software do you suggest to do this?

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:03 AM



Over last year have been trying various reduced versions of Windows XP on Bootable USB Drives and now would like to clone the latest version to a Hard Drive.

 

What software do you suggest to do this?

If you boot another Windows altogether, you can format the HDD filesystem, then drag over NTLDR from the USB to the HDD, then drag over all the other files.  No special software required, for that scenario.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:09 AM

Over last year have been trying various reduced versions of Windows XP on Bootable USB Drives and now would like to clone the latest version to a Hard Drive.

 

 

Win_Restore.exe has been designed for this purpose http://reboot.pro/to...-on-hdd-or-usb/

 

It takes the disk signature of the MBR of the Harddisk into account and will clean and modify the registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

 

When WINDOWS\DriverPacks store with subfolder M (MassStorage) for support of SCSI- en RAID-controllers is found in XP Source,
then option MassStor will add CriticalDeviceDatabase registry and Services to allow booting on all hardware.

This option allows you to restore XP on any other computer with different hardware.

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:20 PM

ShaO,

 

"If you boot another Windows altogether, you can format the HDD filesystem, then drag over NTLDR from the USB to the HDD, then drag over all the other files.  No special software required"

 

Thanks for the tip.  I am not that well experienced concerning this so do not really understand. 

 

Do you have a link that explains this for Newbies?

 

Also my Flash Drive has FAT not NTLDR.

 

Thanks again

 

Ken



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

wimb,

 

Thanks for the Win_Restore tip.

 

Before posting I searched the Forum but got No results found for '"clone windows bootable flash drive to hard drive"'.

 

As mentioned in my previous post I do not have any experience concerning this.

 

Are there detailed instructions for using Win_Restore?

 

Thanks again,

 

Ken



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:12 PM

wimb,

 

I just downloaded  Win_Restore - on HDD or USB - Version 79 http://reboot.pro/fi...-on-hdd-or-usb/

 

Am using a public PC with Faronics Antivirus  which flagged it as a Trojan.  Am sure it is Not because got it from your site.

 

Tried to Post the Faronics Antivirus screen but was unable.

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:12 AM

Am using a public PC with Faronics Antivirus which flagged it as a Trojan. Am sure it is Not because got it from your site.


Win_Restore.exe is a Selfextractor (SFX file) which contains UPX Compressed files
and since it is an Unknown file, that is why your AV Software gives a false positive.

MediaFire scans all files with BitDefender and just like reboot.pro verifies it as OK.
Probably there are even more dangerous tools which are used in common e.g. like Format

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