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

30 Jan 2013   #21
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
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.
Of course it's bettter to put OS in front of physical disk. He can do it now or later. It's just copy all files from X to other partition, delete X, move/resize OS partition to front of phiscal disk, make new partition, move files back to new partition.

Or do it now.... delete Z and move X to the end of physical disk. Can be done with Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online take home edition..it's free

Not what he asks btw


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30 Jan 2013   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

His thread title is: How do I move windows and files to a new hard drive, that`s what I showed him how to do, btw.


Of course it's bettter to put OS in front of physical disk.

So then why are you telling him a different way to do it ?
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31 Jan 2013   #23
crazykilla

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Z is empty delete it please

Code:
diskpart
sel  vol  Z
delete part
sel disk 1
list part (it gives you 2 partitions ...correct?)
sel part 0
detail part
sel part 1
detail part 
sel part 2
detail part
exit
post output

There you go
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31 Jan 2013   #24
crazykilla

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

What. The. Actual. Fuq.

How do i move the Windows? Your giving me all this stuff to like delete this and do this and that, can't i just move it all with a program or something? anyone done this with Acronis before?
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31 Jan 2013   #25
Kaktussoft

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download macrium reflect free Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download (download is on bottom of webpage).
Install it and run it. click "clone disk disk". Select correct source and destination disk. Drag and drop C to the place where Z was. Adjust the properties of destination partition. Make it as large as you want. Make it type primary and active!! Start the clone process.

Finished succesfully? Now force a reboot to new disk. Post results
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31 Jan 2013   #26
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
What. The. Actual. Fuq.

How do i move the Windows? Your giving me all this stuff to like delete this and do this and that, can't i just move it all with a program or something? anyone done this with Acronis before?
You can only move to unallocated space.. that's why I let you delete Z. I did advise you to mark NON-boot partitions INACTIVE (so it doesn't try to boot from that). Also I asked you to post disk management output to see what parition it boots from and what is OS partition.

Also I asked if it was possible to delete X. That way ... it's easier to clone.... that's all.
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31 Jan 2013   #27
Kaktussoft

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31 Jan 2013   #28
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
I've "moved" Windows using just this method -- and it's very easy. Just have both drives connected and "clone" the windows install from one drive to the other.
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31 Jan 2013   #29
crazykilla

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ok i've managed to move the whole drive into the new drive, everything is fine, files are 100% the same, but...
I cannot boot from Z, Nor does Z have a windows logo in Macrium reflect,
In the video the guy didn't have a windows logo on it either but he did have on on his recovery partition
Do i have to make it boot manually or what?
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31 Jan 2013   #30
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Ok i've managed to move the whole drive into the new drive, everything is fine, files are 100% the same, but...
I cannot boot from Z, Nor does Z have a windows logo in Macrium reflect,
In the video the guy didn't have a windows logo on it either but he did have on on his recovery partition
Do i have to make it boot manually or what?
Post screenshot of disk management

If you enter BIOS you can change the boot priority. You see options like CD/DVD, USB, Harddisk.
Is there an option to specify which harddisk to boot from?
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