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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:07 AM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:15 AM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:43 PM
My next Upgrade, USB 3 on my remaining desktop. The only External storage devices I currently Buy are USB3 devices
How Does a computer get Infected? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/
My first Computer had a Whopping 16K of memory @ 0.89MHz. My first hard drive held 20 Megabytes and never filled up.
My Oldest Motherboard and Hard Drive are a 80286 @ 8Mhz and a Seagate 20 Megabyte MFM drive.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:49 PM
if the old drive is still working why not clone it to the new drive?
There have been some software listed in messages here that can do that.
I have used this one and it works. Free version not the paid version.
"Disk Clone Tool
Clone or transfer all the data on a hard disk to another. Clone disk is especially useful to upgrade your hard drive to a new one without reinstalling operating systems and applications."
The feature I want to try next is
"Restore System to Dissimilar Hardware
The feature of "recover to dissimilar hardware" can simplify system migration with restoring system to dissimilar hardware configuration for hardware replacement under WinPE recovery environment."
Also has a feature that you check to align for SSD drive cloning.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:55 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:26 PM
Edited by AustrAlien, 10 December 2011 - 03:27 PM.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:00 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:28 PM
Yes, I think that is the case. I suspect that the "recovery disk" that you made originally, will only enable you to boot from it to access an existing "factory restore" recovery partition on the hard drive. Hence, no joy trying to use it with the new hard drive!
I just booted up from the disc with only the old drive connected. It DOES allow you to attempt a factory default restore on the old drive. Is this because there is a recovery partition?
Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:50 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:07 PM
It is best to test the hard drive outside of Windows: It doesn't matter whether Windows actually works or not, or even if it is installed or not.
I havent actually tested the drive since it takes so long to do anything once you get it booted up.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:52 PM
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