XXCloneE copies the whole Windows NT, 2000, or XP system volume to another disk that will be ready to boot without a restore step. You may boot the system from the clone...
What is XXClone?
XXCloneE copies the whole Windows NT, 2000, or XP system volume to another disk that will be ready to boot without a restore step. You may boot the system from the clone volume when disaster strikes. Need not go to the DOS mode. Operates in regular Windows environment. Periodic backup, disk upgrade, or migration takes a long time with the free version. Extremely easy to use. The cloned volume may be of any size as long as the volume data can fit. It can copy from FAT to NTFS or vice versa. Supports USB-disk, PATA, and SATA. You may operate XXCLONE in a regular Windows session without stopping your routine use of the computers and can be invoked in minimized/hidden modes. XXCLONE currently does not support a Dynamic Disk as the target volume. When you install and run the XXCLONE Freeware, you will immediately notice that some of the backup options are disabled (grayed out in the display). Currently, there are 2 things that the Freeware does not support.
The Freeware does not support any of the incremental backup options. Every clone operation will be a fresh, full backup that takes a long time. It demonstrates XXCLONEs basic capabilities. We dont recommend the Freeware use on a daily basis because of the wear-and-tear of the hard disk.
The ability to make an unattended operation. You may write a batch file but you need to be there to click the start button (the /START option has no effect in Freeware).
After the passing of Pixelab's director and operator, the company ceased business operations in March 2017. The development and support of its products, including Datman, XXCopy, and XXClone, has been discontinued. Last version of XXClone, 2.08.8, released in January 2017, can be still downloaded from the Wayback Machine.
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CategoryBackup & Sync
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Freeware Version: XP/Vista/Win7
Shareware plus: Win Servers 2003/2008/2011
PS: A flawless working Tool to me since Years. =)
I have used XXClone & it is a good cloning software. I cloned my C: drive with WIndows 8.1 on it to another empty partition F: drive on the same hard disk (~45 minutes depending on the size of the C: partition) Then I ran the Make drive bootable from XXclone, & I suppose it did NOT work. So I manually opened cmd as Administrator & type the following commands one by one:
a. bcdboot.exe F:\Windows - here the F: drive is the target drive for the clone. b. bcdboot.exe F:\Windows /s F:
Running both the above commands made my F: drive Windows bootable & thus I had two bootable copies of the same OS in a DUAL BOOT configuration on the same laptop.
Good FREE alternative to CASPER software.
Usually I don't post comments related to software. Unless it has catastrophic consequences.
I've been using it for years on a XP machine and worked flawlessly. Used only once (ver2.07.2) on a new Win7 64 bit last year and did the job alright. When tried again ( April 2016 ) I ran into a forced update message and downloaded ver 2.08.1.
What happened next is deeply concerning. Tremendous hard-drive thrashing noise on install, wiped out ( never to be found again in Bin on anywhere else ) 90% of installed .exe files , associated files and folders in Program Files, at least one more in Program Files(86) .
Hopefully I had a backup and managed to restore them. Not sure what caused it but on a quick search I stumbled upon similar comments on CNet. Either it's a new Windows protection against cloning or just buggy software, so far no warning or fix on XXClone's website.
This comment concerns only ver 2.08.1.
Unfortunately, the developer of XXClone has passed away and newer versions of the program are time-limited. That means that newer versions of the program have stopped working and this website will be a big help in finding a replacement for XXClone. I'm only giving XXClone 3 stars because it's time limited.
Works super-fast. I was migrating to a new HD and it took me just a few minutes to copy and replace; amazing!