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Windows 7: How can i move files (Including Windows) Onto a New HDD From a old one

30 Jan 2013   #1

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How can i move files (Including Windows) Onto a New HDD From a old one

Hello, I'm CrazyKilla

I recently bought a new 2TB HDD, i have an old HDD which is very old and slow and has 150Gb Storage, this is where i keep my windows in (Program Files, Windows, System32 and stuff), How do i simply Move or Copy all of the things from Old (C: ) to New (X: ), I've tried doing 'Move' With Acronis Disk Director but when it says select an unallocated partition it doesn't let me select the new partition i made for it (400GBs cut away from my new 2TB HDD) same goes for 'Copy' with Acronis,

Yes i know you can't simply drag and drop or copy and paste windows and all this stuff into a new HDD, im not stupid

Help Please!


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30 Jan 2013   #2

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Don't do drag/drop or other stupid things.

You have 2 physical discs attached to system now (new and old)? Post screenshot of diskmanagment please

Tell me what's on each partition
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30 Jan 2013   #3

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New 2 TB is totally empty? No important files at all? If so... delete all partitions on it using disk management. Just right click on parition and select "delete".

How many partition are on old disk (see disk management) and what are their purposes?
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30 Jan 2013   #4

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In C: is my Windows and files that i want to move

X: and Z: is my 2TB HDD, i used acronis to cut away 400GB from X: and make Z:, now i want to put everything in C: into Z:

D: and E: Is just a random HDD that i don't need at the moment
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30 Jan 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post


In C: is my Windows and files that i want to move

X: and Z: is my 2TB HDD, i used acronis to cut away 400GB from X: and make Z:, now i want to put everything in C: into Z:

D: and E: Is just a random HDD that i don't need at the moment
Post screenshot of disk management with all disks visible
Right click on computer->manage. there you find disk management
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30 Jan 2013   #6

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Can all stuff on new disk be deleted? Afterwards I explain how to clone.
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30 Jan 2013   #7

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I Could but it would take quiet a while, 200gb on there...
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30 Jan 2013   #8

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X and D are ACTIVE without purpose. So mark them inactive
Open Elevated Command Prompt
then do:
Code:
diskpart
select   vol  D
inactive
select  vol  X
inactive
exit
X has files on it.... you want to keep them?
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30 Jan 2013   #9

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Yes
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30 Jan 2013   #10

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Z is empty delete it please

Code:
diskpart
sel  vol  Z
delete part
sel disk 1
list part (it gives you 2 partitions ...correct?)
sel part 0
detail part
sel part 1
detail part 
sel part 2
detail part
exit
post output
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