I have an asus laptop with a 5400 rpm 500 GB hard drive. I want to upgrade my storage to a new 2 TB hard disk. All the forums I have looked at regarding transferring the OEM recovery partition suggest that the new hard disk be of the same make and model as the originally supplied version, which obviously defeats the purpose of this operation.
Is it possible to transfer the recovery partition to a hard disk of different make and model, and how do I do it?
With many laptops, there's a function that allows you to burn the recovery partition to DVDs, so that you can rebuild the laptop even if you have a total disk failure. Do you not have such a facility? That would probably be the easiest way.
Cloning works sometimes but sometimes not. I have been successful on 2 occasions in retaining the Recovery drive and K/B combination to activate it but on 3 it was unsuccessful despite using the same method each time.I think it is related to specific sectors being located at particular spots on the drive but really not sure. If you have the disks make several copies in case one goes corrupt or degrades and then delete the recovery partition on the replacement drive and use the space for other things. Keep the original drive as it is for an emergency. At least that is my solution.
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