How to clone a computer or laptop hard drive with Acronis True Image

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What is Acronis True Image?

Acronis True Image is a program that will allow you to create disk images even while Microsoft Windows is running. Basically it is software that will allow you to make a backup copy of your computer's hard drive or in other words to make a backup of documents and programs.

You can make copies of a disk drive, some previously selected partitions, you can clone the operating system, you can even restore data that was previously saved in a backup copy, and you can even create bootable media from a drive USB or USB disk.

Acronis True Image is capable of restore the scanned image to precedence on another disc. Also, since it has the ability to make an exact copy of the structure and content to another disk, it also gives you the ability to change the partition size if the new disk has a different capacity. At the same time we take this opportunity to inform you that you can clone a hard drive from a pc or laptop without formatting it

To download and install this program on your computer, it is important that you take into account certain requirements. Operating system is required Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista (SP1), Linux and Live CD. It is also important to have administrator rights.

How to clone computer hard drive with Acronis True Image?

Once this software is installed, you need to register to activate it, so you will need to provide some personal information in so that you can connect your Kingston SSD to your system which will allow you to start the cloning process.

It is also important to enter a password of at least 16 characters, the system will show it as a short password and, of course, Internet access to activate the product.

Taking all this into account and having activated your account and the product, it is time to proceed with the cloning of the hard disk. You just have to follow the steps that we will show you below.

Step 1

The first thing to do is to start the Acronis True Image application and then directly click on the Clone Disk option.

Step 2

In this second step you have to indicate which cloning method you will use, in this case you have to select Automatic and then you have to click on Next.

3 pass

Now you need to select the source disk, you need to choose the disk you want to clone and then click Next. Next, you need to select the destination disk, that is the disk on which you are going to create the clone, and then you have to click on Next.

4 pass

This step is the Summary. You need to confirm that you have correctly selected the source and destination disks. You can also check in the Before and After options what changes were made to the destination disk. Then you need to click Continue to proceed to the next step.

5 pass

In this fifth step is where you will need to transfer the data. You will be able to see a message on the screen informing you that it is time to restart your computer. You have to close all applications you have opened and later you can click Restart.

So when the computer restarts, it will be with the software Acronis True Image cloning and the data transfer operation will start automatically. When this transfer process is complete, your computer will pay for itself automatically.

6 pass

This is already the end of cloning. The process to clone the hard drive will be complete. You can disconnect the source disk from the computer as long as the system is turned off. Now you just have to turn your computer back on and it will automatically start with Kingston SSD.

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