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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2006, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question copying HD

I finaly got around to upgrading my HD from an 80GB to a 300GB. is there a way to just transfer over all the info on my current HD? a program i need or something or can i just tell it to move it over by piggybacking them? i havent had to do this in about 4 years and frankly i just dont remember how. I really dont want to lose all 80GB of stuff i got. would i be better off just adding in the 300GB drive as an E or F drive instead?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2006, 10:06 PM
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You can use Norton Ghost to do a clone or another good program I have used is Drive2Drive. If you just want to do it from a Command prompt try this. Make sure the new drive is formatted, the copy to drive is a primary partition, and the command below assumes it is D: drive. You can goto a command prompt or do this from Run.

XCOPY C:\*.* D:\ /c/h/e/k/r, click OK.
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You can use Norton Ghost to do a clone or another good program I have used is Drive2Drive. If you just want to do it from a Command prompt try this. Make sure the new drive is formatted, the copy to drive is a primary partition, and the command below assumes it is D: drive. You can goto a command prompt or do this from Run.

XCOPY C:\*.* D:\ /c/h/e/k/r, click OK.
cool, thanks. I had thought about using ghost but i had only used it previously to copy to a diffrent partition on the same drive back when i was taking classes in HS



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ok well it looks like ill have to go pick up a copy after work tomorrow then.



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P2P filesharing is your friend.
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yeah I just saw on outpost.com its $70 fuck that, ill have to give limewire a shot and hope i come up with something that works



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If you have linux you can use 'dd' to make complete clone. Then use ntfsresize to utilize the whole drive.
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dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/dev/hdb1

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If you have linux you can use 'dd' to make complete clone. Then use ntfsresize to utilize the whole drive.
nope i have XP

i think there is a DOS prompt i can type that does it too but i dont remember it and i have done that since Win98 so it may not work anymore



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There is nothing native to XP that will work like dd. Your best bet is probably to just plug the 300 in and copy whatever you can from the 80 to it then continue to use the 80 for the OS/programs and the 300 strictly for storage.


You won't find a good copy of ghost on limewire, but you may also want to look into downloading PE Builder which comes with a standard set of plug-ins...ghost is one of those. It takes a little reading to lear to use it, but it is the shizzle for rizzle. after you've configured the PE environment with PE builder, you just tell it to burn the disc, boot from the CD and you're pretty well set.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 08:23 PM
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That is VERY easy to do with XP. VERY VERY easy.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 05:38 AM
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if your 80gb is your main HD and you only have 1. just add the new one in as a slave device.

your C: drive will still be your 80
and your new drive will be the next availible drive letter.
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