It originally came with a 160GB drive which was divided into a main partition which was C:, with XP installed on it. It also had a 3GB FAT32 partition called D: System Restore.
I bought a new 320GB drive today and I'm dividing it up into two partitions, J: and K:. One is for the main OS, which is XP, the other is yet to be determined, maybe UBUNTU, or maybe just data. I'll decide that later.
I want to clone my old drive (C:) and put it all onto one of the partitions on the new disk. Should I make a third small partition formatted with FAT32 and call it System Restore and expect to create restore points there? Will that work, or am I going about this the wrong way?
Also, I don't know whether to make that small partition an extended or primary. Right now I have them all designated as primary, but I will wait for responses here before I go transferring files.
EDIT: Okay, I answered all of my own questions. The new Western Digital drive runs like a dream. I can't believe how much faster it is. I haven't seen this much improvement since I doubled my RAM. I used the trial version of Acronis and cloned my old drive. I can't believe that really works. It does. :>
Edited by RknRusty, 05 January 2009 - 12:25 AM.