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Windows 7: install new hdd

26 Jun 2011   #1

xp sp3 32bit
install new hdd

hi everybody.
I have installed windows 7 on a home built computer, thing is when it was xp,40 gb was ok,but since installing win 7 its telling me not enough disk space.
is it possible to tranfer the os to the newdrive by way of,the old drive is ide,
if I get a sata drive and plug in and powerup .is there anyway this can be done
because I only have a upgade win7 I cant start from clean install.

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26 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check out this tutorial: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

As a matter of interest, Win 7 32-bit requires a mnimum 16GB hard drive space, Win 7 64-bit requires a minimum 20GB hard drive space, but for a trouble-free install you should allow at least 40GB.
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26 Jun 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello jd1940, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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