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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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New hard drive question

I have a new hard drive I want to install in my computer, then move everything over to it, including the os, and then format the old drive and use it for storage. I have a copy of Norton ghost which I was told will work to do what I want to do. My question is this--should I install the hard drive first, so that windows finds it, then install ghost, or should I install ghost first, then install the hard drive. I am thinking I should install ghost, install drive, boot using the ghost cd so that windows never finds the new drive, then use ghost to swap over everything, then boot using the new drive, and use windows to format the old drive. Does that sound correct? I have no previous experience with any of this so sorry if I sound like the noob I am! Thanks for any insight.

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I have a new hard drive I want to install in my computer, then move everything over to it, including the os, and then format the old drive and use it for storage. I have a copy of Norton ghost which I was told will work to do what I want to do. My question is this--should I install the hard drive first, so that windows finds it, then install ghost, or should I install ghost first, then install the hard drive. I am thinking I should install ghost, install drive, boot using the ghost cd so that windows never finds the new drive, then use ghost to swap over everything, then boot using the new drive, and use windows to format the old drive. Does that sound correct? I have no previous experience with any of this so sorry if I sound like the noob I am! Thanks for any insight.
Sup man, long time no see. Sounds like that would be the correct procedure to me.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, thanks for the quick reply. Just been working, and not much else these days...

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Put the new drive in and partition it so that Ghost and Win can both see it the have Ghost image everything to the new one, swap teh drives out then format.





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At the risk of asking a(nother) dumb question, what do I partition the drive with? Will windows do it, or do I need a separate program?

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Yes, windows will. You'll wanna make the new drive NTFS and the old one FAT32.





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