From Golden Trout Software:
Shadow Copy Cloner makes a bootable backup of your entire Windows system to another disk drive. Disaster recovery is as simple as swapping your disks. If you just need access to a few files, you can get them directly from your backup because there is no proprietary archive format to get in your way. Updating your backup is fast because Shadow Copy Cloner only copies the files that you have changed since the last backup.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.1.9 has fixed a bug in the trial license mechanism for Windows 8.
This cloned Win8.1 and some Apps to a new SDD. It allowed me to pick which folders
I wanted to clone and then did it's work flawlessly. All cloned apps worked just
fine on the SSD. Too, I appreciate the trial offer.
Although I can run apps from the SSD, I cannot boot from it even though I selected
"Make It Bootable" from the options. In all honesty, I believe it is a mistake I am
making. Either something I did or failed to do. But the SSD is not listed as a option
in the boot menu which recognizes a bootable USB when installed. Still, I'm willing
to give Shadow Copy Cloner the benefit of the doubt. Particularly since it worked
My main reason for rating the at 4 stars rather than 5 is the price. This is a program
I would use very, very seldom. So for me, it's not worth the price. I could
accomplish the same thing by simply installing Win8.1 and a few programs on
the SSD. For me, this is more a convenince than a necessity.
This is a good product that works. If you foresee multiple uses or complicated
installation, it might be a good tool for you.