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Windows 7: How can i move files (Including Windows) Onto a New HDD From a old one

30 Jan 2013   #11
crazykilla

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

So you want me to make 2tb hdd completely empty and make it whole again (combine X and Z)?


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30 Jan 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
So you want me to make 2tb hdd completely empty and make it whole again (combine X and Z)?
You can keep X if you want... you decide it. There are files on X.. Maybe you want to keep them?
I just want you to delete Z. But Z is in green border in disk management...so it's a logical partition en extended partition. Give me diskpart output
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30 Jan 2013   #13
AlterUrEgo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I learned a long time ago when I almost lost EVERYTHING to a raid failure to have your OS on a separate drive than the important stuff. If some failure does happen then nothing lost but windows OS. I have a 8 year old 160 gig drive thats my C drive and its still going strong and if it fails...owell I got all my other stuff on other drives and external drives. Its a little peace of mind for that fateful day you do have a failure and loose everything cause you put all your eggs into one drive.
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30 Jan 2013   #14
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We need it further in the process. But first make X and D inactive (not recessary but totally useless)
Also delete Z. And post diskpart output
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30 Jan 2013   #15
crazykilla

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

What do you mean by delete? Merge it back with X?
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30 Jan 2013   #16
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
What do you mean by delete? Merge it back with X?
Just right click on Z in disk manager and click delete.

Afterwards do diskpart commands do diskpart commands I told you
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30 Jan 2013   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would have done this:

Move the data from X to Z ( and verify )
Made a disk image ( with windows imaging ) and put on Z
Unplugged all drives accept for the X/Z drive
Then reimage windows back to X

That way all the windows files are on the left side of disk management ( and the hard drive ) as they should be.
And all your data will now be on the Z partition ( as it should be )

When your done, the windows partition will be C and your data partition will be D ( as it should be )
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30 Jan 2013   #18
crazykilla

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Id rather keep data on X and windows on Z as i think windows and program files dont take up 1.2 tb :/
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30 Jan 2013   #19
Kaktussoft

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Please what I ask you to do.... I don't want to say other advises are wrong!!
I've done this a couple of times. I know how to do is safe and without problems
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30 Jan 2013   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No they don`t, you can always break it up into more partitions later.

Windows is supposed to be on the left and your data to the right, but you do it however you want.
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