upgrading HDD

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by jeff2577, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. jeff2577

    jeff2577 OT OG

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    Finally outgrew my old hard drive. So, I've got a larger one, but I need to transfer over all my files on my bootable drive, to make this one the bootable drive. Seems windows back up doesn't address this issue.


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  2. mdaniel

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    A program like Ghost or Drive Image (same thing in the latest version) can clone your old disk onto the new one and make it bootable. Then just pull the old disk out and make new new one the primary master. Windows will boot up like nothing happened, except you'll have a lot more disk space.

    Although, if your Windows has been installed more than a couple of years, its not a bad idea to just backup your data, install a brand new Windows on the new disk, and restore your data. Its more work, but its like spring cleaning and its good to do from time to time.
     

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