New Drive Installed Can I copy over old one

  mick wilding 09:38 14 Feb 2007
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I have a 40gb IDE internal drive that's getting pretty full. What I want to do is get say a 250gb IDE drive and install it as the slave drive. Then use a drive copying (disc image) program to copy over everything on my original drive. Once done, change the slave to the master and use the old 40gb (re-formatted) as a slave.

However, PCWorld told me that this cannot be done because XP operating system won't transfer over.

Is this correct?

  wotbus@ 09:42 14 Feb 2007

Why not install the new one with the old one disconnected - install the operating system - then connect up the old HDD as slave! Job done ;-)
To answer your question, PCWorld is right. The useres of Norton Ghost or Acronis Drive Image may come up with another suggestion.

  anskyber 09:44 14 Feb 2007

Acronis copies everthing including the OS. for disc swapping you should use the disc clone facility in Acronis.

  anskyber 09:46 14 Feb 2007

Read disc imaging click here

cloning click here

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