Ghosting a Windows Vista Home Premium Installation

My Windows Vista Home Premium installation was on one of the Seagate 7200.11 drives with the bad firmware, so I’ve been trying to do something about it for a while now. This weekend I used SelfImage to copy my installation from one drive to another via my windows XP machine. After 12 hours of waiting (plus a day of failed attempts), I finally got it copied over. The new drive refused to boot, saying something about winload.exe, but it suggested putting in my installation disc and repairing the installation. After doing that, I allowed Vista to run chkdsk. That took about 5 minutes.

So far, things seem to be running smoothly. Not bad, Microsoft.

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