Is there a way to copy my programs to another drive..

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  1. Exiled

    Exiled New Member

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    Put in a new HD and put those programs back without any troubles?


    I have tons of games installed via steam (tf2, bf2, wow, cs, hl2, crysis, SC, Diablo2, tribes, stalker, war3 and more)

    The only thing stopping me from buying a new HD is the face that I would have to install all of this shit again


    Any way around that? I have plenty of space on my backup drive :dunno:
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Sure.

    Acronis True Image home edition.


    You basically just clone the old drive onto the new drive.

    The new drive will have the exact settings right down to the 1's and 0's.
     
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  4. Wolf68k

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    Most retail HDs comes with a CD you can boot from that'll format the drive. But also if you tell it that the new drive is the new boot drive then the software will format the drive and then a bit for bit transfer then when you remove the old boot/master and set the new drive to master it should boot just fine.

    I've done this a few times myself. I've only had one problem which was that I got a BSoD when I booted with one new drive. However I was able to run chkdsk on it and that fixed the problem easily.
     

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