Transferring Data To A Larger Drive

  mick wilding 07:02 21 May 2006
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I have a (Full up) 40gb HDD and want to upgrade to a 250gb+.

Is there anyway (software etc) that I can copy everything off my old HDD to my new one and then just use the new drive in my machine as "C" drive.

I've been told that I will have to reinstall Windows XP.

Can I just plug the new drive in as the slave - copy everything over - unplug the old drive - plug new drive in a Master?


Thanks

  €dstowe 07:12 21 May 2006

It would be to keep your 40GB drive as the "C" drive and transfer only the data to the new one. That will avoid having to re-install the O/S and also keep all of your settings and programs intact.

  €dstowe 07:13 21 May 2006

Sorry, lost a word there. Should read:

It would be easier to keep your 40GB drive as the "C" drive and transfer only the data to the new one. That will avoid having to re-install the O/S and also keep all of your settings and programs intact.

  ICF 07:16 21 May 2006

What make of drive is it? Most manufactures have utilities to do just what you want.

  mick wilding 07:17 21 May 2006

it is a Dell Computer (IDE drive)

  ICF 08:20 21 May 2006

Try this on from Maxtor click here

  SLAYER 08:24 21 May 2006

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  ICF 08:28 21 May 2006

One from Seagate click here

Western digital click here

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