Dumb Question (possibly) about Cloning and Imaging Disks

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    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1


    The first time the drive was cloned is "cloning".

    Updating a "cloned" drive by doing a diff is not the same thing.

    You're going by vendor marketing speak.
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    trying to install win10

    Long time ago, clone meant exact replica. More recently, it is often used to mean a functional copy, but not necessarily exact replica.

    Usually nowadays when "cloning" some things are not copied ( e.g. sys vol info) and some things are changed e.g. disk id, bcd store, device info, etc.

    Some bootable programs still do exact replicas in the original sense, e.g. Clonezilla.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1766

    Well anyway, I keep updated clones and system images using Casper and both processes seem to work extremely well. I've never used Macrium Reflect, so I can't compare the two. I've got a redundant 8 or 9 year old W7 Lenovo laptop, so I might set that up with Macrium just to learn about it.
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