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Windows 7: "New hard drive" NEED HELP!!!

15 Aug 2010   #1
seife96

Windows 7
 
 
"New hard drive" NEED HELP!!!

Hi guys,

I bought a new hard rive at frys.(western digital 500gb) It is faster then my old samsung 500gb. I want to just copy all the data to the new one and take the old one out. But i guess it is not as easy. I did some crazy stuff and now my old system is pretty mest up. I am trying to repair it and i am in good shape.
My question for u is: Is there a programm i can use to totally copy every thing on my new hard drive so i can plug it in and it will just boot up??? (after i repaired my system)


I will really thank u for ur help!!!


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15 Aug 2010   #2
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seife96 View Post
Hi guys,

I bought a new hard rive at frys.(western digital 500gb) It is faster then my old samsung 500gb. I want to just copy all the data to the new one and take the old one out. But i guess it is not as easy. I did some crazy stuff and now my old system is pretty mest up. I am trying to repair it and i am in good shape.
My question for u is: Is there a programm i can use to totally copy every thing on my new hard drive so i can plug it in and it will just boot up??? (after i repaired my system)


I will really thank u for ur help!!!
Hello seife96, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

The Western Digital web site will offer you a copy of its disk imaging software that will copy the contents of your old hard drive to the new WD hard drive so you can use it.

Windows Seven also has its own image / backup utility that will allow you to copy everything from the old hard drive to the new one.

Also available is third party software, some free / some paid, to do the same thing.

Cheers!
Robert
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15 Aug 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seife96 View Post
Hi guys,

I bought a new hard rive at frys.(western digital 500gb) It is faster then my old samsung 500gb. I want to just copy all the data to the new one and take the old one out. But i guess it is not as easy. I did some crazy stuff and now my old system is pretty mest up. I am trying to repair it and i am in good shape.
My question for u is: Is there a programm i can use to totally copy every thing on my new hard drive so i can plug it in and it will just boot up??? (after i repaired my system)


I will really thank u for ur help!!!
Soap,

Your options are:
1) use the Western Digital clone software,
2) use one of the following:
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DISK COPY/CLONE/PARTITION/BACKUP/RESTORE SOFTWARE

PARTITION WIZARD (a favorite of many SevenForum contributors)
Free download. Move/resize/delete/etc partitions.

Go down there web page and download the “bootable CD” version.
Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software – Partition Wizard Online


MACRIUM REFLECT
Macrium Reflect Backup and Hard Disk Imaging for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003/2008

Macrium Reflect. A complete hard disk image and backup software solution for your PC. Protect your personal documents, photos, music and emails. Upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file

PARAGON BACKUP AND RECOVERY SOFTWARE
Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview
Backup & Recovery Free Edition
Total PC Protection for Serious Users! Take complete control of your PC’s safety. Based on solid commercial backup and recovery software from Paragon, the new Backup & Recovery Free Edition will give you a rich set of features that you can trust. Smart people backup; Backup & Recovery is smart backup.

EASEUS
EASEUS Disk Copy is a FREE reliable disaster recovery, hard disk copy, disk clone, partition copy, backup freeware. Support for all Hard Drive and removable drive.
EASEUS Disk Copy: Free Disk Copy, Disk Clone, Partition Copy Software. Sector by Sector for hard drive backup freeware.


WINDOWS 7
Backup & Restore (WIN | type back | Enter) See: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button
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CREATE AND RESTORE A SYSTEM IMAGE
CREATE A SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP
• START | type Backup your computer | Enter key
• In left-hand pane, select Create a System Image
• select where you want to save the backup | Next
• Select the drives you want to backup | Next
• Start Backup button
• Finish button after completion


RESTORE A SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP
• Boot from the System Repair CD you created.
• Connect the external drive with the backup image
• NEXT button (change language if desired)
• Restore your computer using a system image
that you created earlier radio button
• NEXT button
• Use the latest available system image radio button
• NEXT button
• Format and repartition discs checkbox
• NEXT button
• FINISH button
• YES button
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CLONE A DISK
Yes, you can use the Create & Restore steps listed above when you want to replace your hard disk with one of same or larger size.
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15 Aug 2010   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Here is the link to the WD free program.

WD Support

Also has a link to the User Manual.

It is best to do a "Clone" as it copies from the old disk to the new disk. For safety select the option to leave the files on the old disk. You can erase later. If you try to do an Image backup and then restore to the new drive you need another drive for temp storage of the image. After you have them cloned and the new disk is working OK then I would erase the old disk and use it as a backup. If you make a Image backup you can then store it on the old drive.

Jim
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