Windows - Utility to Move Windows Boot Partition Over to Another Hard Drive

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Windows - Utility to Move Windows Boot Partition Over to Another Hard Drive

Windows Boot task includes :

  • Access data from a drive
  • Copy it to the target drive
  • Reboot correctly with appropriate partition

Drive Image XML :

  • Drive Image XML is an easy and reliable program that can be used for imaging and backing up partitions from logical drives.
  • Image creation is made with Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS) which allows to create safe "hot images" even from a drive in use. 
  • The images are deposited into XML files and can be processed with 3rd party tools and hence making quicker image restore without having to reboot.
  • Drive Image XML is made even faster with two different compression levels.

Editions of Drive Image XML :

Private Edition :
  • Meant for home users.
  • Allows to use the Drive Image XML without charge.
Commercial Edition :
  • Meant for business users.
The initial screen can be customized with :
3.Support numbers, etc. 
  • The buyer scan install quite a number of copies of drive image XML.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition :
  • MiniTool Partition Wizard is a program to partition hard disk.
  • MiniTool Solution Ltd has evolved this software.

Advantages :

  1. Partition Resize: Extend or Shrink partition size.
  2. Disk Partition Type Conversion:Conversion without data loss but with support upto 3TB hard disk.
  3. File System Type Conversion: Convert FAT/FAT32 to NTFS without disk command and NTFS to FAT32 without reformatting.
  4. Partition Recovery & MBR Rebuilt: Lost or deleted partition recovery, MBR table rebuilt.
  5. Partition Alignment: Align partition and progress the performance of SSD I/O.
  6. Disk Partition Management: Create partition, delete partition, wipe partition, copy partition, clone disk etc.

Disadvantages :

  1. Cannot be used for commercial purposes.
  2. Does not support Windows server.
  3. Restricted support for dynamic disks.
  4. Cluster size changing occurs with data loss.

DriveImage XML :

  • Drive Image XML is a free utility which to create an image of a hard disk, either in use or not.
  • Once the image is obtained, the contents are restored easily to hard disk.
CloneZilla Live :

  • Clonezilla Live is a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution.
  • It is used with x86/amd64 (x86-64) based systems to perform parallel deployments.
  • Clonezilla SE (Server Edition) was introduced in 2004.
 FSArchiver :

  • FSArchiver is a system tool to save the contents of a file-system to a compressed archived file. 
  • The restore process is performed on a partition with different size and different file-system.
Ghost 4 Linux : 

  • G4L (Ghost for Linux) is an ncurses-based hard drive imaging processor.
  • It can image any type of operating system or file system.
  • It is in the form of a bootable Linux CD.
  • This tool is used for hard disk partition imaging and cloning. 
  • The partition images are either compressed and transferred to an FTP server or cloned locally.

Partclone :

  • Part clone is tool to perform partition clone and restore.
  • It is developed by the in Taiwan.
  • It contains services to back up and restore partitions.
  • Basically it is designed for higher file system compatibility.

Partimage :

  • Part image is a disk cloning utility for Linux/UNIX environments. 
  • Part image can save partitions in many formats to a disk image. 

Mondo Rescue :

  • Mondo Rescue is an open source disaster recovery and backup utility tool.
  • It permits to initialize complete system (Linux or Windows) Clone/Backup ISO Images to CD, DVD, Tape, USB devices, Hard Disk, and NFS.


  • It is an ideal tool for regular periodic system backup.
  • XXCLONE copies (clones) the Windows system disk with system files, installed applications, and all files.
  • The target disk is made Self-Bootableand can replace the main disk without restore.
  • Windows disk migration into different dimensionsis performed easily.
  • The proprietary HyperSync algorithm makes the periodic backup operation to be extremely fast.
  • XXCLONE runs in the background.

Applies to :

  • Windows 1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

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