Newbie - My C drive is near full-how do I transfer
Posted 04 March 2005 - 08:16 PM
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Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:25 PM
There are products such as Norton Ghost that let you mirror one to another also some hd manufacturers such as Maxtor and Western Digital have a mirror application on there website or cd that came with the drive and these are usually free if you have one of there drives.
This won't change the drive letter and to boot from the new drive you have to change the boot priority in bios to the new drives assighed letter.
If you use one of these products follow the instructions carefully because durring the process you also have to make the new drive bootable.
Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:42 PM
#1 Use ghost to copy C drive to CD/DVD.
#2 Take out old C drive and reboot to the new CD/DVD.
#3 If it boots, replace old C with new C and reboot to CD/DVD
#4 Have the contents of the DVD copied to the new harddrive
#5 Remove DVD and pray that the PC boots to the new hd.
Am I close?
Posted 04 March 2005 - 10:14 PM
Then use ghost to copy C (old drive) to drive E or what ever letter the new drive is.
You then have a mirror image of the old drive copied to the new drive.
But again follow the software instructions to make the new drive bootable and you also have to change the boot priority in bios to drive E to boot from the new drive.
I have sucessfully done this using Maxtor hd's and maxblaster software, I now can boot from either drive by changing the order in bios and you should be able to do the same with any of the above software but Maxtor requiers at least 1 Maxtor drive as does Western digital.
Norton ghost because you pay for it will work with any drives.
Posted 04 March 2005 - 10:25 PM
The new drive will then be drive c and the old drive e
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