Download Best EZ Gig IV Cloning Software Alternative - EaseUS Todo Backup Free

Brithny updated on Apr 12, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

Windows 10 clone with EZ Gig IV fails to boot, how to fix?

"I decided to clone my Windows 10, Build 10122 to an SSD with EZ Gig IV as I have done in the past with Vista and Windows 7 drives. So I can move Windows 10 from the WD hard drive to an OCZ SSD without having to start with a clean install. But unfortunately, it doesn't work for Windows 10. The error on boot says a file is missing and the drive is locked. Is there any way to fix this error or will I need to try an EZ Gig IV alternative software to do the OS transfer job?"

Download free alternative software when EZ Gig IV clone failed, stuck, freezes or not recognizing drive

EZ Gig IV is a cloning software that can be used to create an exact clone of your hard drive. With its data select feature, which provides a simple method to deselect data folders from the cloning process, the software allows you to clone hard drive to an SSD. However, some users report some issues when they try to clone HDD using EZ Gig IV. These issues including that EZ Gig IV fails to clone hard drive, EZ Gig IV stuck during the disk cloning process, EZ Gig IV not recognizing drive or bootable issues of hard drive cloned in Windows 10 with EZ Gig IV.

For ordinary users, it is really not an easy task to fix all these errors. So, when you failed with EZ Gig IV cloning software, we recommend you to give up EZ Gig IV and try a free alternative cloning software. Here EaseUS free backup software is a reliable one. It allows you to easily clone a hard drive to another in Windows 10/8/7 and all the other previous versions for backup, hard drive upgrade or system & data transfer.

Clone disk with EZ Gig IV cloning software alternative - EaseUS free backup software

1. Launch EaseUS disk cloning software and click Clone. And then select the source hard disk you want to clone.

select the hard drive to clone

2. Select the destination disk. 

select the destination for your hard drive backup

Tips: 

  • The destination disk could be a hard disk or an SSD. It must have enough space.
  • Optimize for SSD - If the destination disk is an SSD, checking this option will ensure sector alignment in the process.
  • Sector by sector clone - A sector by sector clone ensures that the destination hard disk/partition is exactly the same as the source hard disk/partition. It will clone all the sectors if the option is checked, even if the sector is blank.
  • Create a Portable Windows USB drive - This option ensures that the cloned USB system disk is able to boot normally.

3. Preview the disk layout after cloning. Finally, you can click Proceed to clone one hard drive to another with one click.

preview the settings and start to clone your hard drive
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.