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Cloning advice with Win 10

I see that most cloning software will ask you to close all running programs(Apps).
would this be best done in settings/privacy/backround apps? Or am I wrong with what the cloning software is asking. Example would say; Samsung Data Migration tool. Thanks in advance.

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As best I can

Cloning is what one does to make an exact duplicate of a partition or hard drive. It would help if you included your intentions here but I'd say it's correct that programs should be closed. This will be due to files that are in RAM which may have changed and need to be rewritten to the drive. Thus, changes will not be in the duplicated drive. Your example sounds like cloning software that installs to a drive and can be run from it. A better alternative that would not have that restriction is cloning software that's on bootable media. You boot to that media, select your source and target drives, and confirm your intention to clone the drive. This works well for drives that are of the same capacity but you might need to answer a few questions if they are not.

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I appreciate the instruction about cloning. But I was looking for a simple answer about closing down running applications. But again thanks

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Since we are booting some USB or DVD/CD

The applications are shutdown. Nothing to do but follow the clone software's instructions.

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All the clone apps I use.

Have me boot up a cloning environment. Windows on the PC is not running but some other OS so I don't have to close any apps as none are open.

I use the following clone apps all the time.

1. Apricom USB 3.0 Clone Kit.
2. Easeus's bootable Clone system.

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Well most cloning software

uses the cloning software to boot just for that case. It boos then lets you set a source and a target location.

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May I edit boos to BIOS?

If you are quick enough you can fix that.

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I caught that. Point taken

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The question about edit is to orlbuckeye.

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