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Windows 7: Hard drive replacement

08 May 2009   #1
Compaker

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 
Hard drive replacement

Hi, I was wondering, if I got a new 500gb internal drive cause my old one is bad, would I be able to transfer everything (Including my seven install) onto the new drive? and if yes, how would I go about doing so?


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08 May 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Attach the new one to your system, then run some software like Norton Ghost to copy the old drive to the new one. Remove old drive after.
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08 May 2009   #3
Compaker

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 

But they are both INTERNAL drives. So how will I have both in?
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08 May 2009   #4
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Compaker View Post
But they are both INTERNAL drives. So how will I have both in?
If your laptop only has room for one hard drive you will need to image it to cd/dvd or use another machine to image from drive to drive.
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08 May 2009   #5
johngalt

 

Or you can get a USB cable to allow for use of the drive temporarily as an external drive. They sell for like $25, which is better than trying to buy a drive caddy from Dell for a single or two time use (those usually run a lot higher, on the order of $150 to $250 IIRC).
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08 May 2009   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Like this adapter ?


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08 May 2009   #7
johngalt

 

Like that, yes....
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