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By mudzuli ·
Hi! I have bought a new bigger hardrive 10.4GB, So I need to tranfere my intire information from my old harddrive to the new one.How do I do that ?

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Ramudzuli Nthulane

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by New At This In reply to How do I transfere inform ...

A simple solution would be to make your current drive a "slave" to your new hard drive and copy over the information. If you want to fully utilize your new size, first format and install your software. Then copy over your files.

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by ronanjw In reply to How do I transfere inform ...

The previous advice to connect both drives, one master and one slave, is indispensible.
The best method, that I've used recently, for copying all of the files is as follows:
If you haven't already, go to Control Panel / Add-Remove Programs, click Startup Disk tab, click Create Disk and follow the instructions. Assuming the new disk is known as drive , boot from this diskette to partition and format , and copy system files to the new drive by typing "SYS ".
Boot back to Windows, select the Systems Control Panel, click the Performance tab and the Virtual Memory button, and check "Let me specify my own systems memory setting" to disable virtual memory (temporarily). Restart Windows again, click Start then Run, then type the command:"XCOPY C:\*.* /h /i /c /k /e /r /y " to make a full copy. (This might take a while).
Additional cleanup steps are to shutdown, remove the old disk, boot from the diskette to run FDISK to make the new disk's priamry partition bootable. Boot to Windows, open the Systems Control Panel as above, and set Virtual Memory to "Let Windows handle my system memory setting". And you're in business!

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by Ruler In reply to How do I transfere inform ...

Call me paranoid, but I would add the /v parameter to the above xcopy command to verify all the files are written to the new hard drive correctly. (This will prevent possible headaches if any of the files get corrupted when you copy them.)

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by sean-machado In reply to How do I transfere inform ...

Personally I would use a copy of GHOST. That way you can leave your current drive as master (assuming it is), plug the second hard drive into the other channel and send an image of the current drive to the second one.

That way you will not have to reinstall anything....just fire over & go. Plus it would be far quicker than trying to copy or Xcopy an entire PC.

GHOST is available from Symantec, and might even have a working demo on their website (www.symantec.com)

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by scottm In reply to How do I transfere inform ...

Just about any new harddrive comes with a utility disk. It should allow you copy your old to the new entirely. Just install the new as slave and run the utility. Once finished. Set the new one as the Master and either remove the old one or set itup slave for storage.

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