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Transferring Data from One Hard Drive to Another

I am wanting to upgrade my hard drive in my laptop to something a little bit bigger. I want to tranfer all my data, including my operating system, software, games, music, movies etc. but I don't know how to do it.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Please help!

Also, suggest some hard drives that I could buy! I need something that's reliable, boasts some pretty nice specs, and doesn't cost all that much.

Thanks!
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  1. you need a desktop computer in order to make it painless... if you don't have access to one, your only option is to purchase a new drive and fresh install windows on it, then you'll need to install all games and programs, then you'll have to buy an adapter so that you can hook up the old drive and move all your data to the newly installed drive
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    I am assuming that you have a hard drive of 500GB or less. I would at least double it since you are wanting something that is not that expensive and reliable. A quick search on newegg I found this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145875). As far as how to transfer the data, games, windows, etc... I would suggest a program like Acronis (my favorite) but there is other free ones out there like this one (http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm). You will also need a USB to SATA adapter to transfer (this is the one that I use) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119152&cm_re=usb_to_sata-_-12-119-152-_-Product.
  3. g8rbyte said:
    I am assuming that you have a hard drive of 500GB or less. I would at least double it since you are wanting something that is not that expensive and reliable. A quick search on newegg I found this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145875). As far as how to transfer the data, games, windows, etc... I would suggest a program like Acronis (my favorite) but there is other free ones out there like this one (http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm). You will also need a USB to SATA adapter to transfer (this is the one that I use) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119152&cm_re=usb_to_sata-_-12-119-152-_-Product.


    Thanks man! This really helps.
  4. Glad I could help.
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