Changing the Hard Drive

  jagsman 14:48 18 Nov 2007

I am looking into changing my hard drive for something a lot bigger than i already have. At the moment i have a 160gb drive which has been partitioned into 2 80gb sections. I am looking to upgrade this to a drive around 400gb. I would prefer to keep just 1 HDD in my PC, rather than just adding in another to give me the extra storage. I am running Vista Premium, which came pre-installed on the HDD, so i only have a backup disc for recovery. So i have a couple of points that i am not too sure about;

1.Can i copy the OS to a disc and then reinstall this onto the new drive. If so how?
2.As the OS is OEM will it only work on the HDD that it was originally installed on?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:00 18 Nov 2007

Desktop or laptop?

Desktop just add another internal drive and leav the first drive in.

Laptop add an external USB drive.

  skidzy 15:06 18 Nov 2007

Easiest way here;

Buy Acronis TI and clone the current drive.
Replace the current drive and load the Acronis clone to the new bigger drive.

click here
or for a bit more money,version 11

  skidzy 15:07 18 Nov 2007

This may interest you click here

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