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How do I move the hard drive partition on my Acer Travelmate

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How do I move the hard drive partition on my Acer Travelmate

tfly5331
Hello, I installed a new WDC 120GB hard drive in my Acer TravelMate 2301 because the 30 GB OEM hard drive was nearly full. I moved all the data stored on the OEM hard drive to my new hard drive successfully. However, the ACER harddrive partition also was transferred. The OEM hard drive was partitioned into two parts, the first part is 12.5GBs and holds all the operating system software. the rest in in the other half of the partition for temp files and other similar stuff. Now my new hard drive has the first 12.5GB partition on it and I can't load new Windows updates or updates to my other hardware since this is full. I also have the other 17.5GB partitioned on my new hard drive. Therefore, I need to move both partitions so I can update my existing software and hardware drivers, fixes, etc. Thanks for reading this. Any help will be appreciated. Tom: tfly5331@sbcglobal.net
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    Did you use the WD setup disk to clone the old hard drive? If so, there should have been a place to adjust the size of the partitions. If you haven't used the new one for very long, maybe you should just start over.

    Note; do not remove the ACER partition. That contains the restoration image just in case you have to set the computer back to factory condition.

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    compuwysepc

    Partition Magic will allow you to resize your partitions, including the Operating System partition. If you really need the space taken by the recovery partition, I suggest you create an ISO image of the Operating System with imaging software, such as Symantec Image Center. This image can be burned to DVD or CD, using Nero burning ROM, or something similar, and if you include the necessary boot files on the disc, you will be able to recover the system directly from the disc(s). I find this a better option because you can create the image after you have all additional software and updates installed, much better than a factory base installation that has to be rebuilt from the ground up afterwards.

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    Did you use the WD setup disk to clone the old hard drive? If so, there should have been a place to adjust the size of the partitions. If you haven't used the new one for very long, maybe you should just start over.

    Note; do not remove the ACER partition. That contains the restoration image just in case you have to set the computer back to factory condition.

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    compuwysepc

    Partition Magic will allow you to resize your partitions, including the Operating System partition. If you really need the space taken by the recovery partition, I suggest you create an ISO image of the Operating System with imaging software, such as Symantec Image Center. This image can be burned to DVD or CD, using Nero burning ROM, or something similar, and if you include the necessary boot files on the disc, you will be able to recover the system directly from the disc(s). I find this a better option because you can create the image after you have all additional software and updates installed, much better than a factory base installation that has to be rebuilt from the ground up afterwards.