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Windows 7: Transferring over files and settings in Drive C.

07 Nov 2010   #1
blackzero

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Transferring over files and settings in Drive C.

Hi,

Currently I am using 80 GB SATA Seagate HDD as my system drive and would like to purchase a bigger drive.

In this Seagate HDD I have 2 partitions, C 40 GB and D 40 GB.

Suppose I purchase a new drive and make a 200 GB C partition, is there a way to successfully transfer everything including the settings and Windows from the old 40 GB on Seagate to the new 200 GB partition?

I'm thinking about Norton Ghost but have never had any experience of using it for this kind of scenario.

Thanks for the help.


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07 Nov 2010   #2
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Western Digital has a version of Acronis available for download free for those who own one of their hard drives (new or old I believe) the download is at WD Support I have Acronis True Image that I own and can vouch it works very well for traditional hard drives, it does not always work as well with SSD drives since the image isn't always synchronized correctly but don't believe you are looking for an SSD.
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07 Nov 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackzero View Post
Hi,

Currently I am using 80 GB SATA Seagate HDD as my system drive and would like to purchase a bigger drive.

In this Seagate HDD I have 2 partitions, C 40 GB and D 40 GB.

Suppose I purchase a new drive and make a 200 GB C partition, is there a way to successfully transfer everything including the settings and Windows from the old 40 GB on Seagate to the new 200 GB partition?

I'm thinking about Norton Ghost but have never had any experience of using it for this kind of scenario.

Thanks for the help.
Yes. Using Windows 7 Backup and Restore.

Now the link I'm giving is for a case where the chap only transferred the C.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup - Windows 7 Forums

You follow that procedure, but--select both your C and your D when you select partitions (or drives as MS likes to call them in this case).

If afterwards, you would like to change partition sizes and Disk Management does not offer what you want, then the one and only program I will recommend is PartitionWizard.
Partition Wizard - free download
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

The procedure explained by Paul is the procedure which I've always used.

Works without fail.
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07 Nov 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

There are several freeware tools available to clone your hard drive including Paragon and Easeus.

5 Ways To Clone & Copy Your Hard Drive
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07 Nov 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

BlackZero,
I goofed real bad and posted the wrong link.

Must start previewing first.

Anyway, here is the correct link:
Replace Your Hard Drive Using Free Windows 7 Tools
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07 Nov 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

BlackZero,
I don't know whether it is simply operator malfunction, but others have reported problems using:
Acronis,
Paragon,
Easeus

Paul Thurott and I have both, separately, and I from the beginning of Win 7 have successfully used the procedure he documented.
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