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Help Transferring Data from Old to New Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Lucky Dog, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. Lucky Dog

    Lucky Dog Guest


    I have a WD 80GB hard drive in my computer at the moment and I'm
    running out of room on it. This drive has 2 partitions on it.

    I'd like to buy a new and much bigger HD (definitely another WD) and
    would like to be able to copy or transfer all the data from the old HD
    to the new drive. I mean OS and all. Is it possible? If yes, is there
    an easy to do this?

    My computer is 3 years old - AMD Athalon 1.2 GHz with 512MB memory.
    Running WinXP and WinME (dual boot)

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
    Lucky Dog, Apr 16, 2004
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  2. Lucky Dog

    Chris Hill Guest

    Yes, there is an easy way. Many drives come with software that'll do
    this job for you. If your new one doesn't buy partition magic. In
    either case, unplug your cd-roms and plug the second drive in on that
    cable, and then either run pm or the disk that came with the new
    drive. Once you're done, reconnect the cd drives and install the new
    hd in place of the old.
    Chris Hill, Apr 16, 2004
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  3. Lucky Dog

    Lucky Dog Guest

    Thanks for your help, Chris. I really appreciate the time you took to
    reply to me. :)
    Lucky Dog, Apr 20, 2004
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