EzMigration 3 Drive Copy
Data Protection Solutions by Arco - EzMigration 3 -
Vista 64 Preliminary Rough Notes
We had high hopes for this EzMigration_Setuprogram.
Unfortunately, EzMigration 3 did not meet those expectations on
Vista 64 Business. Read On... The following might prove helpful. Your
mileage may vary. System Specs at end of this.
EzMigration_Install executes to reveal, EzMigration_3.0_Install. This
EzMigration_Manual.pdf & EzMigration_Setup.exe - Extracts
PDF Manual included in downloaded file. Very informative and helpful to
know what you should see instead of what we actually saw!
EzMigration Installation... On Vista 64 Business
From here requires Registry access. OK.
Appears a Reboot was Required.
Process allowed to continue...
Program sis not ask for Registration. No License ID
nor Password. Curious.
Using SATA AHCI configured HDs. From a Source - WDC 250 GB HD to a
Target WDC 160 GB HD. Oops! BSOD! Nope, sis not write down the Code.
Restarted Vista 64 Business. On 3rd attempt, went with Last Known Good
Configuration. Voila! Successful Boot!
This time... Enabling Target HD BEFORE executing EzMigration 3.
Interesting. Unable to Turn On Targert HD. System goes to BSOD.
Solution. Uninstall, reboot then attempt to reinstall & reboot before
BTW: We Cloned the HD with another program before attempting this
procedure with EzMigration 3.
Next... Stand By...
Install OK - But...
THIS time, we quite the Program before executing. Reboot? Reboot!
In Summation, EzMigration 3 is a 32 bit application not a 64
bit application. Until this is rewritten for Vista 64, don't try this at
SATA HDs are Configured for
AHCI using Removable Racks. This feature should not matter to the
Cloning Program in the Cloning Process. Remember: SATA AHCI Does NOT
Like SATA Optical Devices! None were used.
Components are from our BuildOrBuy Spec Sheet - 5-1-08 -
Even after uninstalling, EzMigration left tracks in the Registry.
Nothing too insidious though. Search the Registry if concerned.
Local Settings, Software, Microsoft, Shell, MuiCache
Value name: C:\Program Files (x86)\DPS\EzMigration\EzMigration.exe
Value data: EzMigration
User selected location of install file.
Value name: C: \Users\Public\ Downloads\ Incoming\ ArcoIDE\ EzMigration_3.0_Install\ EzMigration_Setup.exe
Value data: Setup Launcher
And... Program directory - EzMigration. As far as Vista 64 Cloning...
Maybe later, next version of EzMigration!
Final Thoughts... Had to Clone Target HD 2 onto Source HD 1. Could NOT
Clone Source HD 1 into Target HD 2. Messy business! Somehow, somewhere,
EzMigration would NOT allow Acronis True Image Home 11 to process Disk
Acronis True Image Home 11 error -
E000A03EE: Unable to get volume for the letter file
Some preliminary Google Research suggested Users of Acronis True Image
Home 11 Update to the latest version of the program and also contact
Tech Support for further help with details outlining the specifics of
the error message. Tough call considering our circumstances had nothing
to do Acronis. Of the 3 Programs we've attempted to use for Cloning
Vista 64 Business & Ultimate, only Acronis True Image Home 11 (32 Bit)
works all the time, every time!
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