Migrate OS

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John Ringoes XIII

My C drive (20gb) is full. I have a bigger drive (40G). How do I
migrate/move the OS to the new drive?

Thank you
 
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DL

By using the utility available, usually, on the hd manufacturers site - and
following the instructions
Or if possible use the 40gb as a slave drive
 
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Meinolf Weber

Hello John,

Create an image of your complete system, change the harddisk and try to restore
it to the new harddisk.

DO NOT DELETE THE OLD DISK, JUST TAKE IT OUT OF THE MACHINE WITH ALL DATA,
SO THAT YOU CAN JUST RECONNECT IF THE IMAGE FAILS TO THE NEW DISK.

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John Ringoes XIII

A slave drive? It's already a slave drive on the machine.

Create an image? What's an image? How do I create one?

Sorry to be so thick.
 
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***** charles

google is your friend. try searching for partition manager, editor,
recovery tools, etc.... You really want a program that can take
all of C: drive and put it into one file that can be copied to a second
drive or a network drive. Older ones can only work with ide and
not sata. If you find something and it is only a partition editor that
is not what you seek. A program that backs up the whole partition
to one file is what you want. I used to use Norton System Works
Ghost 2003 until I moved to sata drives. It worked well and I
never lost anything with it. You can create a bootable cd with the
software also which in my opinion is the only way to go. Great for
older machines.

look for gparted it is a free partition manager but I have never used
it for backing up a partition to a file, it is based on Linux. as far as I
know it does not support sata yet (its' only major drawback)
development is ongoing and the price is right (free) hopefully they
will add the features we really need in the near future. SATA support.

1. make 20G master
2. make 40G slave
3. create 2 partitions on 40Ger, the first one at least 20G, format both.
4. insert "ghost" cd in drive and boot to it.
5. create the image file and save it to the second partition of the 40Ger.
6. shut down machine.
7. take out 20Ger
8. make 40Ger the master
9. boot to "ghost" cd in drive.
10. copy partition image file from the second partition to the first.
11. shut down
12. restart with "new" C: drive partition from 40Ger.
done.

later.....
 
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clairexiang1

hello,,,,you can search “migrate system to another disk” on google, andyou can find twp products Paragon and Partition Assistant.
About Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 2.0
This software is an excellent system (or file) migration tool. It is the first software which supports migrating system or file to SSD or other largerdisk.
Advantage of Paragon migrate OS to SSD 2.0
One-key operation, easy to use, only needs some mouse clicking then operation will be completed.
Support file migration, you could select the file in system partition whichyou want to migrate!
Support migrate system or data from MBR disk to GPT disk!
Support migrate data to virtual environment!
Disk advantage of Paragon migrate OS to SSD 2.0
It is not free software; you need to purchase it for $19.95.
Single function, you could only use it to move your file from one disk to another.
About AOMEI Partition Assistant 5.1
AOMEI Partition Assistant as professional partition manager software which integrate system migration feature in its latest upgrade edition, 5.1 versions.
Advantage of AOMEI Partition Assistant 5.1
The built-in “migrate system to SSD wizard” which could help you move system partition to SSD by mouse clicking!
Automatically aligns partitions on the destination disk during the operation
Support resizes the system partition on destination disk!
Support manages partition on destination disk, such as create/delete, merge/split, resize, clone partition and etc!
Free software!
Disadvantage of AOMEI Partition Assistant 5.1
Only support migrate partition, could not mange file like Paragon.
Only support migrate partition from MBR disk to MBR, GPT disk is not support.
From the information above, it is clearly that, to most common users if youonly want to migrate your system partition to another disk , Partition Assistant 5.1(http://www.disk-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html) wouldbe enough, however if you want to do some professional migration, Paragon Migrate tool is better.
 
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