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Changing system drive to new disk & copying files


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#1 jesse Pattinson

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:59 PM

Hi there,

I run an XP Intel core2 quad Q8200@2.33Ghz , 2GB of RAM.

I recently bought a new 500GB SATA internal hard disk. I have installed it and formatted it and it is now working and visible on my computer for additional space. Only thing is, i want that to be my system drive now. The drive my system is on now is only 70 GB and i need more space on my system drive.

Can someone help me out? i want to copy all of the files/settings/programs from my system drive (the 70 GB one), onto the new one. Once i do that i want to reformatt the old one and use it as extra space. I have so many programs updated stuff and information on my system i really want to avoid having to install everything and go through everything again. I have looked at a couple sites on the net but i couldnt find anything that was really clear and step by step. I downloaded a version of Norton Ghost 14 but i am not quite sure how to use it.

If someone could help me out i would be real grateful.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:37 AM

Model/Make of New and OLD hard disk ?

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:34 AM

IMO...the easy way to accomplish what you seem to want...is to clone the current Windows partition to the new drive.

I suggest first deleting any partition you may have already created on the new drive.

One free tool for such cloning of the partition is Easeus Partition Master, http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-parti...tition-copy.htm.

Louis




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