Changing a hard disk

  sebtiger 20:00 02 Jun 2006

I have recently got a new much faster hard drive, however am not completely sure how to go about copying the entire contents of one to the other and using it to boot up from (speeding the process up). Maybe if you know of a tutorial that would be great thanks.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:06 02 Jun 2006


1. what make of drive
2. drive connection IDE pata or SATA
3. make model age of PC (will BIOS read the new drive)
4. Operating system 98 ME 2k XP?
5. did you get any software with the drive on a CD?

  terryf 20:38 02 Jun 2006

Also size of old and new drives

  kjrider 22:37 02 Jun 2006

Paragon Hard Disk Manager is on the recent Computer Shopper cover disk.

It claims to be able to do it BUT do NOT use it if you have the 64 bit XP Pro - it is only OK for the 32 bit OS and it buggers up the 64 bit version.

  citadel 18:06 03 Jun 2006

if it was not a retail boxed hard drive you may be able to download software that does the stuff you need from the makers website.

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