Cloning a Hard Drive
I used EASEUS Todo Backup Home 2.5 (which can also clone hard drives/partitions) to clone my hard drive partition which had the OS installed on it, to an external hard drive.
Now ive got rid of the original hard drive and bought a bigger one and wish to use that clone from the external hard drive to this new hard drive which is inside the computer. But how do i do it?
Ive tried copy and pasting all the files, the system wont boot from it. Ive also tried taking the hard drive out of the external caddy and putting it into the computer and booting from there, but it wont work either. Ive also attached then used the same software to clone the clone to the drive i want to boot off, and it clones it ok, but it still wont boot from it.
How do these cloning hard drives work? Whats the point of them if you cannot use them in the way of the original.
I usually have dual boot, XP and Windows 7 and at the moment have freshly installed XP and spent 2 hours customising, installing apps, favourites etc and also wish to clone it how it is right now (incase of future crashes/HD failures etc), but if i cannot simply put the cloned data on a hard drive of my choice and stick it in my computer to boot off, then theres no point cloning it and wasting that space either i dont think.
So am i doing it wrong? Is there a better/different way/software to use?