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sinfulacts

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Am thinking about installing a new 500 gb hard drive on my computer. Do I need to download windows or any other programs again or does the computer maintain all the information I need and how do I go about that? thanx for any help
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Hi sinfulacts, Welcome to Geeks To Go!

What do you mean by download windows? Are you going to use this new 500GB hard drive as your main drive (and removing the old hard drive)?

Thanks,
Kamille
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yes I plan to remove the old hard drive and use the new one as the main hard drive
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unplug from the wall first...then install the new hard drive and then clone the old drive to the new drive...after completing the cloning...unplug from the wall and just unplug the old drive and reboot...windows with all your settings and data should look like the old drive except with lots of free space...
I recommend HDClone ...its free ...get it here...the downside ...it will take hours to complete...be prepared for about a 6 or 8 hour wait....

Edited by happyrock, 23 January 2009 - 07:29 PM.

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Happyrock, in looking for a solution to a problem I have, I happened across this post and think you might be able to help me.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 that the HD crashed on. I bought a new HD and intalled OS Windows 2000 Professional. But I only get a desktop that's 5"x7" and has very poor graphics. Would you possibly know what it is that is the problem?
Thanks
Miss Kris

Edited by Miss Kris, 24 January 2009 - 12:14 PM.

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hi Miss Kris you need to start your own topic...trying to deal with different problems in the same topic just causes confusion for everyone...go here...

Edited by happyrock, 24 January 2009 - 06:10 PM.

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happyrock, thanx for your reply. I tried to use hdclone but every time I try to clone the hd it asks me to upgrade to the pay version. maybe I am just not doing it right.
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the free version ONLY clones to a larger hard drive...so if the old drive is a 120 GB drive you have to get a 160GB or larger hard drive to clone to...
the paid versions will clone to the same size but why would you want to with the price of drives being so cheap now...
more info here

Edited by happyrock, 25 January 2009 - 09:36 AM.

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