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Replacing My Hard Drive


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#1 stevansky

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 01:55 PM

I have a Dell E521 that's 3 years old and so far has worked just fine. My OS is Vista Home Premium 32 bit, I have 4gb of ram installed, and the processor is a AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 5000+ I have a lot of stuff on my hard drive (that I do have backed up on an external) and I'm thinking it might be a good idea to replace my existing with a larger somewhat faster drive. I have a hard drive picked out and know how to physically install it but not sure how to get everything transferred over to it in such a way that I can boot to it afterward. Thanks for your help!

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:14 PM

Dell Guide, Removing/Installing Hardware

Seems to me that the safest way to transfer everything to a new drive...is to use cloning software, which will create an exact copy of what's on the Old Drive...on the New Drive.

There are many programs that can do this identical copying of a hard drive...this is what I use for such, http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/dis...py-software.htm.

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