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Using Acronis True Image to restore a partition on a new drive

By foycur
Aug 23, 2009
  1. OK, I have a 100 GB IDE hard drive that I am going to replace with a 250 GB SATA drive. I have an external hard drive to which I have saved an image of the IDE drive. When I put the new SATA drive in, I want to restore that image to it.

    The question I have is.....if Acronis True Image is installed on my original 100 GB drive, how exactly do I 'restore' the image to the new drive? I've read the instructions and am just not getting it. Which pi**es me off because I'm a fairly smart person. Is there an Acronis for *****s book out there?
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    It has been a while since I have done one, but I don't think you want the Acronis installed on the old drive. You want it on the computer of the new drive.
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    1) Do you have your Acronis CD? If not, run Acronis and build a Rescue CD.
    2) Install new HD and boot from the Acronis CD
    3) It'll step you through the recovery from backup to new HD
     
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