Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: hard drive transfer?


31 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 
hard drive transfer?

i plan on getting a new hard drive soon and i don't want to start from square one. does windows 7 have a built in transfer wizard for that? probably kind of a noob question, but i can't seem to find anything.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

31 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

This tutorial will help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

ehh...that's not really what i'm looking for. i saw in the backup options that you could make a system disc. would that back up my programs and registry and files and everything? i've done backup stuff before, but i forget specifics. i basically want to make an image of my entire computer that i can then unpack on my new hard drive. sounds like system image would do that, no?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


31 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mirrorboy View Post
ehh...that's not really what i'm looking for. i saw in the backup options that you could make a system disc. would that back up my programs and registry and files and everything? i've done backup stuff before, but i forget specifics. i basically want to make an image of my entire computer that i can then unpack on my new hard drive. sounds like system image would do that, no?
That tutorial is for backing up "programs and registry and files and everything"
Did you read even read it?

information   Information
This will show you how to create a system image (clone) backup of the entire hard drive or partition that Windows 7 is on, and any other selected drive or partition, to be able to restore the hard drive or partition at boot up back to the way it was at the time the backup image was created.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

oooooh, i see what i did. i didn't really read through that and when i scrolled to the end of the post, i saw something that said "system restoration" and i thought that was it. i didn't realize you linked me to the system image tut lol. cheers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If the drive is a Seagate or WD they both have their own utility that contains a basic version of Arconis True Image, that can be used for exactly what you are looking to do,

WD Support

| Seagate
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 hard drive transfer?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: hard drive transfer?
Thread Forum
Transfer data from SSD to another hard drive? Hardware & Devices
How do I transfer data from one external hard drive to another? Hardware & Devices
How do I transfer files from bad sata hard drive to new hard drive Installation & Setup
Solved Hard drive transfer speeds? General Discussion
Transfer to new hard drive Hardware & Devices
IDE hard drive data transfer Hardware & Devices
Slow Transfer of data one hard drive to other Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33