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September 20, 2005 2:19:50 PM

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Hi,
I have a HP pavilion a219.uk which came with a 40 Gb hard drive.
I do a lot of digital imaging so I fitted a second hard drive as slave to
store my pictures on.
I would like to put a 160 Gb as my primary drive but not sure how to do it.
If I fit this new drive and copy the OS to it, will it also copy the
partition drive D which contains all the program restoration.
Also, will this machine take a 160 Gb.
Running XP home edtn with SP2. Intel 2.2HHz. 528 mb memory.
Thanks for any help.
Jim

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September 20, 2005 2:21:48 PM

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"Jim" <oldman@invalid.not> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> I have a HP pavilion a219.uk which came with a 40 Gb hard drive.
> I do a lot of digital imaging so I fitted a second hard drive as slave to
> store my pictures on.
> I would like to put a 160 Gb as my primary drive but not sure how to do
> it.
> If I fit this new drive and copy the OS to it, will it also copy the
> partition drive D which contains all the program restoration.
> Also, will this machine take a 160 Gb.
> Running XP home edtn with SP2. Intel 2.2HHz. 528 mb memory.
> Thanks for any help.
> Jim
>Sorry, that should read Intel 2.2GHz
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September 20, 2005 4:53:51 PM

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"if I fit this new drive and copy the OS to it, will it also
copy the
> partition drive D which contains all the program restoration."


No; to do that you will need to create two partitions on the new
drive and copy the drive D stuff to the new drive d.
Alternatively just use the old drive as drive d & e and only
copy the old drive C stuff to the new drive c. If you do this
drive E will be your old drive d with the HP stuff on it so you
will have a new drive C with 160 g. I suggest this would be the
best way to go.

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Regards
Blue

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September 20, 2005 8:47:18 PM

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"aussieblu" <zaussiblu@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
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> "if I fit this new drive and copy the OS to it, will it also
> copy the
>> partition drive D which contains all the program restoration."
>
>
> No; to do that you will need to create two partitions on the new
> drive and copy the drive D stuff to the new drive d.
> Alternatively just use the old drive as drive d & e and only
> copy the old drive C stuff to the new drive c. If you do this
> drive E will be your old drive d with the HP stuff on it so you
> will have a new drive C with 160 g. I suggest this would be the
> best way to go.
>
> --
> Regards
> Blue
>
> Remove Z from email address to reply directly.


Thanks Blue for that info. I think I will follow your first suggestion.
Kind regards.
Jim.
>
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