Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:23 AM
Acronis True Image and other progs doing the same job are not free.
Purchase, download and save somewhere and then install as any other prog and on your existing C drive.
Then run the prog, opting to "clone" the c drive, (not to "image" the drive.........that is a different thing)
Acronis will ask where you want this clone to be created, and you would nominate your new drive which by now you will have installed as a slave, formatted and partitioned to suit.
Acronis will shut down everything as it does it's stuff and when it is finished, it will shut down your computer. You then take out old c drive, rejumper the slave as master and reboot...........you will have your old drive contents on a new disc but exactly as it was before, warts and all.
Then, if you want, install old drive as a slave, reformat it and bingo, more storage.
There are freebie programs that claim to do this job, but such a task is so important in terms of preserving your data, that I would not trust a freebie.