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Windows 7: Complete copy of hard drive???

29 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit
Complete copy of hard drive???

Hi all.

I am currently using a 250Gb hard drive that is almost ful due to me recording large amounts of audio and other music related products(VST's and effects etc).

I need to buy a new 1Tb hard drive and copy all of the 250gb hard drive right across, Win 7 included. Everything even virus' if they are there and I need for it to just run straight away as though nothing has changed except for the extra 750Gb of memory if you can see what I mean. I don't want to have to go re-install of of my stuff.

I have a 1Tb drive that I am using as backup at the moment, a slave drive but it has a lot of valuable data on it so I don't want to wipe it, I would prefer to buy a new 1Tb and go from there. Can this be done? Are there any tutorials that show you how to copy a whole hard drive over like this??

thanks for your time, Ste.

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29 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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29 Jul 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

You also have a Western Digital HD listed in your specs. Western Digital offers a scaled down version of Acronis for free. It has a clone feature included in it. You can install ti and clone 1 hard drive to the other, which will transfer your OS, apps, email and everything else. Download it here. It just has to see a western digital drive to work, but does not have to be involved in the transfer. Then you can use the partitioning tool that Pooch linked to, for partitioning it.
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29 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit

Cheers guys, came across Macrium Reflect which is really A B C. Something I defo need :-)

If I can't work it I will be straight back to try these. Thanks for your time, I really appreciate it. Ste.
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