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Cheapest/Most efficient way to clone a laptop?

Hello,

 

My mom recently passed away and I wanted to give her MSI Laptop to my grandmother to use, but I want to clone her current computer so i can access it like it is now. Ideally i'd like to have her existing system cloned onto a 3.5" HDD so i can have it in my current PC tower.

 

I'm not sure of the cheapest way to do this, so I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/assistance.

 

 

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Just DDU all the drivers and stuff and swap the hard drives

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sorry for your loss.

 

Macrum reflect might help.

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Just now, Himommies said:

Just DDU all the drivers and stuff and swap the hard drives

well, I assume he only has 2 drives, one 2.5 inch, and one 3.5 inch.

he wants to swap the data between them.

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If its a 2.5" drive, pull it out, plug it into your desktop, copy all the data off it, then put it back in the laptop, and give to your grandmother.

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You can create disk clones precisely using DD in linux. Make a bootable USB stick and boot into linux and use dd (plenty of guides online) and copy the entire contents to a drive or file and then you can go about utilising that copy as you wish.

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