im having to replace my hard drive as the original one is past its best the problem is when i bought my pc i didnt get a windows disc it came pre setup with a recovery partition built into the drive can anyone tell me how i can copy the os or recovery partition to new hard drive.
thanks guys i tried cloning it will clone the c drive but the recovery drive is locked so it leaves me kind of stuck if i ever needed to format am i able to copy the c drive to a disc and make it bootable or something.
You should be able to Clone the old drive using Acronis, direct to the new drive, then simply physically swap the drives.
Cloning this way will totally move everything over to the new drive, and the new drive will then boot-up as if nothing had ever changed. The only difference being, the Capacity of the new drive - usually done when wanting to upgrade to a larger drive.
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