Switching Drives, Master to Slave

  10x 11:49 30 Apr 2007
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I am using XP Home O/S. I have just replaced my small E: drive with a much larger one. All seems OK. I would now like to make the new drive the master drive (C:) and make the current C: drive the slave drive (E:)
Do I need to install Windows XP on to the new drive first or can I simply install a copy of the whole of my current C: on to the new drive, using Acronis, then change the jumpers on each drive accordingly ?

Regards everyone

10X

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:11 30 Apr 2007

"can I simply install a copy of the whole of my current C: on to the new drive, using Acronis, then change the jumpers on each drive accordingly?"

You may wish to partition the new drive and make a partition the same size as your old drive an install the copy to that., this will prevent you beig unable to see the extra size of the large disk.

  JayDay 12:47 30 Apr 2007

I achieved what you are tryi8ng to do by using software downloaded from the new HDD manufacturers website. In my case it was Seagate Disc Wizard click here.

  keef66 16:46 30 Apr 2007

Use Acronis; it gives you the option to resize any partitions you have on the small disk to suit the larger, new one.

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