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swapping os from 1 laptop hard drive to another?


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I have a dell 8600 laptop with a very full 40g hard drive. I'd like to upgrade it to a 100g harddrive, but how would I get my os (acutually all the data on the drive) to the new hard drive?
Could I clone(?) the drive to an eternal drive, and boot to it, and then transfer the data?
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If you use a program such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image to "clone" the old drive onto the new one then install the new one in place of the old one then it should boot up no problem with OS and all your old files and programs intact. You can clone onto the new drive by installing it in an external usb drive enclosure.

Edited by CustomSys, 02 August 2008 - 06:42 PM.

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You will need a 2.5 inch enclosure for the laptop drive.
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Thanks Guys!
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