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10 Jun 2013   #461
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

question.... so i have EVERYTHING installed on my current 320GB HDD. how would i transfer EVERYTHING off that drive and on to the new one without having to re install OS or set all settings and such? like i want to clone my HDD and put it on the new one, then just boot from the new one.


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10 Jun 2013   #462
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What size is the new drive ?

You could make a disk image, then just put the image on the new drive.

You can make a partition on your current 320 drive to put the image on, add the new drive, then put the image on the new drive.
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10 Jun 2013   #463
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What size is the new drive ?

You could make a disk image, then just put the image on the new drive.

You can make a partition on your current 320 drive to put the image on, add the new drive, then put the image on the new drive.
alrght well im going to need help doing that lol. the new HDD is 500gb 7200RPM. btw add me on steam too
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10 Jun 2013   #464
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So make a partition on the 320 with Partition Wizard or you can just use disk management to do it.

You need to shrink C

I advise people to use Partition Wizard because it`s so much easier.

http://partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
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10 Jun 2013   #465
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
So make a partition on the 320 with Partition Wizard or you can just use disk management to do it.

You need to shrink C

I advise people to use Partition Wizard because it`s so much easier.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
alright i just wanted to make sure that i could do it. when i order the drive, i will let you know... probs next week or week after.
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10 Jun 2013   #466
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OK, but you should still make the partition and put the disk image on it, there`s no reason to wait.

Just get windows exactly how you want it, with all the updates, all your programs then make the image.

Post a screenshot of disk management.
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10 Jun 2013   #467
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
OK, but you should still make the partition and put the disk image on it, there`s no reason to wait.

Just get windows exactly how you want it, with all the updates, all your programs then make the image.

Post a screenshot of disk management.
well thats the thing.... im still doing some stuff etc.
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10 Jun 2013   #468
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Why are you going with such a small size HDD ?
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10 Jun 2013   #469
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Why are you going with such a small size HDD ?
well mine is 320GB and i have NEVER had less then 200GB free at all times. so 500 is more then enough.

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com

the one i have in there now is going to be used strictly for videos and Adobe cache files.
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10 Jun 2013   #470
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

500 is plenty to start with, then you`ll have a 500 (465) and a 320 (298)

Then save to get your ssd
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