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can I clone a new hard drive ?


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Woofer58

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I have Vista on an older IDE drive- 80G. The MB supports SATA 3.0, so I want to get a 500G or 1Tb size.
The problem is that I want to move everything to the new drive seamlessly.
OK... take a deep breath and stop giggling and explain why my naive expectations of an easy time ain't happening.
Yes, I have original Vista Cd and keys and all of that stuff. I "can" do an install on it, but how the heck would I get all the other stuff to move over ?
Isn't there clone software for this ?

Someone please ruin my day and tell me all about it...... please ?
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happyrock

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hate to ruin your day but yes you can clone the old IDE drive to a new sata drive... :lol:
when you clone the drive it will look and feel just like the old drive with just more free space this includes all partitions as well...
there is no need to put in the key or anything else...there are many free programs to do this but the only one I use is the free version of HDClone found here...guide is here...
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