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Creating Drive Images, Altering Partition Size...?

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#1 PCPeebrain


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Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:41 AM

I'm about to purchase some drive imaging software to backup the 2 partitions on our pseudo-server (it's another cheap rubbish desktop, but the boss likes to call it a server...)

The reason for doing this is that the C partition is full, and it can't install the necessary updates to the OS. (did I mention it's also very old and rubbish?!)

Once I've got the image, I'd like to drop in a new, larger hard drive, and create 2 new, larger partitions. Will this cause any issues with then writing the drive images onto it? Is any one piece of image software better equipped to do this than any other or will they all laugh at the simplicity of my requirements?


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:52 PM

I prefer Acronis True Image, but others will swear by Norton Ghost. There are also freeware applications out there - but I'm not familiar with them (been using Acronis since v7).

The only "issue" will be that you're changing the hard drive. This may confuse Windows - but a repair install of Windows as the first thing (before even booting into Windows) should fix the differences between the hard drives: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:00 PM

Many thanks :thumbsup:

I've been looking at Acronis myself - Have to say I'm not a huge fan of symantec generally so I'll go ahead with the purchase of True Image!

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