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Swtiching Hard Drive's


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#1 BlackSpyder

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:54 PM

I have many Hard Drives, However one is 200 GB and houses windows only. what I would like to do is use my System Restore CD's to reinstall Windows onto a much smaller (20GB) hard drive and then use the large HDD as a Encrypted Storage Drive for both windows and Linux.

Will the Restore CD's Allow me to do this (am doing a system Restore anyway its time for my annual wipe of everything)

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 08:30 AM

Without knowing more about your system, I'd say most likely - "yes".

Initially, I would not delete anything from the 200G HD at all,

just leave it in your PC, but disconnect the cable(s).

Then physically install the 20 G as the "master" drive

and do the "restore" CDs.

This way, if you have any problem, you can easily go back to the 200G.

Once you know the new OS restore is working OK,

you could then reconnect the 200G drive (change it to "slave"),

move or copy data files or leave them on "D:",

re-partition the drive, etc.

Good luck.


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