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copying from old drive to new drive

By totalgruzin
Jan 5, 2007
  1. ive been meaning to replace my WAY outdated hard drive with a faster, bigger one
    i have a question..how can i copy everything from my old drive to my new drive so i dont have to reinstall everything i have again?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Yes,
    download and install a disk utility program like Seagates DiskWizard. Set the new drive as the primary slave, leaving the old drive as the boot drive. Run DiskWizard and select wether you want to replace the old drive or keep it. The new drive will be formatted and the files on the old drive will be coppied to the new drive. You will install the new drive as the primary master and the system will boot normally, with everything intact...
     
  3. totalgruzin

    totalgruzin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    thanx for the info
     
  4. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    And once you have copied and checked that everything works on the new drive, you can set the old drive up as the primary slave and use it for some more space.
     
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