Upgrading Hard Drive

  Greengo 11:43 02 Dec 2004
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I,m replacing my existing 5GB hard drive to a 120GB. What is the best way to copy what is on my current drive to my my new?

  Qdiddy 11:46 02 Dec 2004

Check the software that comes with the HDD. For example Maxtor has software that does just this and you can dowload it from their site.

Also, you could just drag and drop everything!

  Jeffers22 11:50 02 Dec 2004

Depends on what you want to copy - the entire system or just the saved data.

Personally, I would take the opportunity to do a fresh install of Windows on the new disk. Once that is done, I would reconnect the old disk (set it as slave on the same IDE channel) then boot to DOS and rename the windows folder on the old HDD. Old HDD should come up as D:

Reboot to windows on C: and you can then drag and drop copy all your data to the new drive. Once you are happy you have everything, the old drive can be reformatted and used as a data drive or for first line data backup.

  Jeffers22 11:51 02 Dec 2004

You can also drag and drop many settings and such things as favorites or bookmarks, start menu,desktop, email folders and so on

  goonerbill © ® 12:05 02 Dec 2004

i would follow Jeffers22 suggestion. always best to start with a clean install and then copy over any files you want from your old HDD. only drawback is that all software and programs being installed again a can take a bit of time.

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