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Old 07-06-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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If I wanted to ghost one drive to another, what's the difference between using Ghost or simply copy/pasting the drive to the backup drive?

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Using Norton Ghost makes a hard disk image that is usually a single file. When you copy the entire hard disk you screw up the architecture of the next drive. Sometimes erroneous data is not duplicated properly.

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Old 07-06-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
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If you are using XP copying the drive will not copy the registry. You must clone the drive using ghost, casperxp, or ranish.com. Just copying a partition in ghost will not give youa bootable hdd. You must clone the drive.
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