Anyway to move programs to another drive without uninstalling and reinstalling?

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    Is this normal?
     
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    OK I guess manufacturers space does not equal the actual space. :(

    I want to run all of my programs off of this new drive. Is there any way to move programs I already have installed on my other drives over to this new drive without having to uninstall and reinstall?
     
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    There are 8 bits to the byte.
    But 100 bytes to the megabyte. This is the truth, this is the math that your OS does when it looks at your hard drive.
    A hard drive manufacturer can make a drive look bigger then it really is by rounding the math up to 10 bits to the byte.
    All the hard drive manufacturers do this.

    Wiki has a good explanation for this. Very confusing, but I am sure it is accurate:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk

    They are saying that I wrong and simplyfing things. It is not 8 bits to the byte that causes the problem but this:

    Even if my numbers are wrong the idea is solid.
     
  4. PC Principle

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    Yeah I understand that. Suck though. :(
     
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    You've got two steps to make this happen.

    First, you need to ghost the existing drive to the new one. It should be an exact copy.

    Second, you need to reconfigure your drive letters so that the new drive has the same letter as the old. Sometimes this isn't possible due to motherboard/BIOS constraints. If it is not possible, your programs will br broken and require reinstall.
     
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    OK I set this new SATA drive as first boot device and installed windows on it but now it asks me which windows I want to go into during startup. Anyway to get rid of this?
     
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    NM I just edited the boot.ini Alls well. :coold:
     

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