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Windows 7: Just got a new 2T HDD - easiest way to transfer all media from 500g?

05 Oct 2010   #41
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post

Ok cool I'll have a look here shortly.

There isnt any easier way to wipe this disk without going through BIOS/restart?

Why isnt it just letting me format it through disk managment? It doesnt have any part of the OS on it...
It is always best to wipe the HD of possibly conflicting or infected code. Formatting doesn't erase anything just clears the partition table. You want to be thorough, right?

It has the page file on it which is blocking formatting. Wipe it to get the cleanest slate and to recreate the Page File on the System Partition.

You should be able to run DISKPART Clean All command from elevated Win7 command line as shown in tutorial. If not, boot the Win7 DVD, press Shift F10 at first screen to open Command Line.


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05 Oct 2010   #42
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post

Ok cool I'll have a look here shortly.

There isnt any easier way to wipe this disk without going through BIOS/restart?

Why isnt it just letting me format it through disk managment? It doesnt have any part of the OS on it...
It is always best to wipe the HD of possibly conflicting or infected code. Formatting doesn't erase anything just clears the partition table. You want to be thorough, right?

It has the page file on it which is blocking formatting. Wipe it to get the cleanest slate and to recreate the Page File on the System Partition.

You should be able to run DISKPART Clean All command from elevated Win7 command line as shown in tutorial. If not, boot the Win7 DVD, press Shift F10 at first screen to open Command Line.
Yes I do want it to be done right. Alright I'm going to give it a whirl.

Then I'll try the free seagate mirror thing

I'm just afraid I'm going to forget some steps while in Bios & not having access to the walk through via the internet... and I dont have a printer. Hmm. I'll see what I can do
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05 Oct 2010   #43
gregrocker

 

Can you explain what probs have occurred re: BIOS and printer?

What was needed to do in BIOS?
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06 Oct 2010   #44
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can you explain what probs have occurred re: BIOS and printer?

What was needed to do in BIOS?
Ahh never mind I got it. I pulled the directions up on my iPhone and it's cleaning the disk now.

So what's the next step, use that seagate imager?
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06 Oct 2010   #45
gregrocker

 

No need to format the 500gb just Clone to it raw after cleaning.

Use Automatic if you want to apply the same partitioning proportionately to the target HD, otherwise you can select which partition(s) you want and what size to make them.

Let us know how it goes.
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06 Oct 2010   #46
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No need to format the 500gb just Clone to it raw after cleaning.

Use Automatic if you want to apply the same partitioning proportionately to the target HD, otherwise you can select which partition(s) you want and what size to make them.

Let us know how it goes.
Ok so I just finished up wiping the 500g, that went well, but took over 2 hours I think.

Now I'm going to try the Seagate clone option.

Will this program also grab my other Ubuntu partition during the cloning process?
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06 Oct 2010   #47
gregrocker

 

Auto Clone and hope for the best.

GRUB is always a wild card which can corrupt Win7 when on the same HD.

A better arrangement with multiple HD's is to install each to a separate HD booted via the BIOS so GRUB isn't even needed.

But you can consider that for the future, since Acronis is good enough to copy everything intact so that it starts up and runs just the same.
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06 Oct 2010   #48
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok I did an option where it was a full image backup which created a file D:/OS.tib

And is now creating all of the partitions one by one

I guess I chose the correct option?

What am I supposed to do with this D:/OS.tib file? Can I delete it once I realize all partitions have been created successfully?

I'll have to rename my new 500g from D: to C: wont I?
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06 Oct 2010   #49
gregrocker

 

Did you read the steps in the Manual starting on page 43 to clone one HD to the other?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Seagate offers DiskWizard cloning which I believe is a free version of Acronis - one of the best.

Free Download link: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/discwizard

Read the User Manual here: http://www.seagate.com/support/discwizard/dw_ug.en.pdf

Starting on page 43 of Manual it shows how to clone. I recognize it as Acronis:
Attachment 102457

From this point forward it is automatic and will do it all for you unless you want to change partitioning on target drive in subsequent steps.

It should take about 15 minutes. Once you finish, power down to unplug the old OS drive and swap its cable to the new one, or set new one first to boot in BIOS setup.

Later after testing performance you can plug back in the old OS HD to wipe using tutorial, or boot using BIOS one-time Boot menu key.
If you instead stored a backup image, that is fine since you have a backup now. See page 25 of manual for how to restore the image to the target HD. Be sure to check the box to recover the MBR so it is sure to boot properly.
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06 Oct 2010   #50
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Yeah but there wasnt actually the word Clone any where... I just followed the steps so it was making an exact copy, but still created a .tib file
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