Copying a hard disk

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  1. snejk

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    I have an 80gig hard disk and i want to upgrade to a 160gig hd. If i copy paste all the contents of my current hard disk to the new hard disk will i be able to boot up with my new hard disk the next time i start my computer and will every else be the same (just more free disk space :) ) ??

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  2. deksawyer

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    No, it doesn't work like that I'm afraid.

    You'll need to clone your existing drive as some sort of backup, using Norton Ghost for example, and use that to trasfer it over to the new drive or use the transfer wizard built into XP, if that's what you're using.

    Or even better, leave your boot drive as it is and just add the bigger drive as a secondary slave.

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    Most HDU manafacturers have a free App downloadable from their websites allowing Disk imaging from current drive to new drive. check the HDU makers website.

    Maxblast for example is one for Maxtor drives
     

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