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Cloning Laptops

By williamoshea ·
Hi Colleagues,
Does anyone know how I can clone an IBM thinkpad 570 running windows 2000. I have tried using Norton Ghost 2002, but it keeps telling me it cannot detect a host to host usb connection.
Does anyone know what else i can use or what i am doing wrong?

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by jschein In reply to Cloning Laptops

Search online and get yourself a laptop hard drive adapter. - 3-5 dollars... They may have one in your local Compusa or other store but for like 10-20 dollars.

Basically, with this adapter, you can slave a laptop hard drive off to the ide cable in a desktop pc. Boot with ghost, make an image from the laptop to the desktop hard drive. Shut down, remove laptop from desktop, boot up desktop, burn an image of that ghost file for future use.

Good luck

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by H20TEC In reply to Cloning Laptops

You need a cross connect cable to connect a computer to computer interface (I.E. One computers transmit signal is the othe computers receive) most manufactures color the cables yellow to easilly identify them. You can get them at any reputable computer store.

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by bigkenny In reply to Cloning Laptops

yep get yourself a laptop hard drive adapter
hook up to a desk top pc and use maxblast 3 to
clone the drive you can download maxbast 3 from
http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/maxblast3.htm you might have to press F 3 time to make work I've cloned loads of diferent makes of hard drives using this without any probs

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