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HDClone Free 7.0.2

Create a physical copy of your hard drive with the absolute minimum of hassle

by Mike Williams

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License: Free, for personal-use only
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 07 December 2017
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HDClone Free 7.0.2
Create a physical copy of your hard drive

HDClone is a straightforward tool that makes it easy to create a copy of any ATA, SATA or USB drive.

It's an ideal choice for migrating your current Windows installation to a faster, larger hard drive. HDClone will automatically expand your partitions to take advantage of any extra capacity.

The program could also be used as a simple backup tool. Rather than save just a few selected files and folders, buy a spare hard drive (even terabyte models are cheap these days) and you'll be able to back up everything.

And the HDClone download also includes an ISO file with a stand-alone version of the program. If your PC won't start, then you can use the bootable version either to restore a backup, or try to salvage at least some data from a damaged hard drive.

While HDClone Free Edition works just fine for simple backups, it does have several restrictions over the commercial versions. There's no support for copying SCSI, Firewire or dynamic drives, for instance. Copying speeds are capped to a maximum of 1.0GB per minute, and it's missing a number of other performance and image-related features. Check the HDClone website for more information.

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A simple but effective hard drive copy tool. Watch out for those Free Edition restrictions, though

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Posted by: Shyam Reddy, 28 December 2011 16:05

Have used once to clone my linux drive and was successful. This is fairly easy to use and quite effective. Great piece of freeware! Thanks to the author.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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