upgrading Hard Drive

  miked572 02:30 13 Apr 2005

I am upgrading my hard drive. How do i transfer informaion and make the new drive the boot drive?
Please Help

  howard60 07:05 13 Apr 2005

simplest is to fit the new drive as the master drive and make your existing drive the slave. Load your operating system to the new drive, it should be automatically entered into the bios if your pc is a not too old model, and then having set up your progs on the new drive just copy what you want from the old one.

  #[email protected]@~# 08:43 13 Apr 2005

The new hard drive will have software at the manufactures web site. This will allow you to clone your older drive. This will make the new drive bootable and transfer all your programmes, settings and files to the new hard drive.

You can then format the old drive and use it as a slave.

Or buy an excellent product like acronis true image.

  #[email protected]@~# 08:53 13 Apr 2005

Some manufacturers software.

Maxtor click here

seagate click here

western digital click here

hitachi click here

  pj123 11:32 13 Apr 2005

Depending on your O/S you can use xxcopy or xxclone.

click here

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You would need to Fdisk, Partition and Format your new hard disk.

  ventanas 13:50 13 Apr 2005

Acronis Migrate will do the job with ease. Free with the current issue of PCW.

  SEASHANTY 15:23 13 Apr 2005

Maxtor info - installing a new or blank Master drive (boot drive) click here

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