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Moving Operating System Using Windows Vista to new hard drive


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#1 Theressa

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:27 PM

I've never used one of these forums before so please forgive the lack of ediquet (and spelling). My 320gb internal hard drive is acting badly and I have installed a new 1 TB Seagate hard drive but I want to move the Operating System and files to the new 1TB hard drive and remove the old drive. How do I make that move to the new drive? I have found a good amount of info on migrating but always involves changing Windows versions. I don't want to change versions, I just want to move all my data to the new drive.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:40 PM

Hello and welcome :huh:.

IMO, cloning/disk-imaging software will allow you to move everything on the old hard drive...to the new hard drive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_image

There are many programs which provide this capability, some are free...some cost.

The one thing that you want to be sure of when selecting a program...be sure that it is fully supported for systems with Vista.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:52 PM

Thanks alot for the info. Can you recommend a particular supplier of this free software?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:23 AM

I can't "recomment" anything, since I use paid versions of cloning software.

But you probably should take a look at EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition freeware. - http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm.

Please read all instructions...before starting to play with any disk-imaging/cloning program.

There is also a 30-day trial version of Acronis True Image available, http://www.allacronis.com/.

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