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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 16, 2004 2:30:22 AM

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Hello:

I have a WD 80GB hard drive in my computer at the moment and I'm
running out of room on it. This drive has 2 partitions on it.

I'd like to buy a new and much bigger HD (definitely another WD) and
would like to be able to copy or transfer all the data from the old HD
to the new drive. I mean OS and all. Is it possible? If yes, is there
an easy to do this?

My computer is 3 years old - AMD Athalon 1.2 GHz with 512MB memory.
Running WinXP and WinME (dual boot)

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 16, 2004 11:04:24 AM

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There is a program "Norton Ghost" that does this. It would copy the HDD
exactly onto the new one, except it would allow you to resize. Where to get
it, I dunno. I think it comes with systemworks, a nice lil package to have
anyhow.

--Don


"Lucky Dog" <luckydog@home.com> wrote in message
news:rpru70d1if4biktgqum04ufahcv677uhdg@4ax.com...
> Hello:
>
> I have a WD 80GB hard drive in my computer at the moment and I'm
> running out of room on it. This drive has 2 partitions on it.
>
> I'd like to buy a new and much bigger HD (definitely another WD) and
> would like to be able to copy or transfer all the data from the old HD
> to the new drive. I mean OS and all. Is it possible? If yes, is there
> an easy to do this?
>
> My computer is 3 years old - AMD Athalon 1.2 GHz with 512MB memory.
> Running WinXP and WinME (dual boot)
>
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
April 16, 2004 12:40:52 PM

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Lucky Dog said this...

> Hello:
>
> I have a WD 80GB hard drive in my computer at the moment and I'm
> running out of room on it. This drive has 2 partitions on it.
>
> I'd like to buy a new and much bigger HD (definitely another WD) and
> would like to be able to copy or transfer all the data from the old HD
> to the new drive. I mean OS and all. Is it possible? If yes, is there
> an easy to do this?

Check out the WD support site. I believe they have a free tool available to
do a full copy as you require.

--
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 16, 2004 11:51:43 PM

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"Donald McMorris - Ospitare International" <newsalias@ospitare.net>
wrote in news:YzLfc.58057$M3.19344@twister.nyroc.rr.com:

> There is a program "Norton Ghost" that does this. It would copy the
> HDD exactly onto the new one, except it would allow you to resize.
> Where to get it, I dunno. I think it comes with systemworks, a nice
> lil package to have anyhow.
>
> --Don
>
>
> "Lucky Dog" <luckydog@home.com> wrote in message
> news:rpru70d1if4biktgqum04ufahcv677uhdg@4ax.com...
>> Hello:
>>
>> I have a WD 80GB hard drive in my computer at the moment and I'm
>> running out of room on it. This drive has 2 partitions on it.
>>
>> I'd like to buy a new and much bigger HD (definitely another WD) and
>> would like to be able to copy or transfer all the data from the old
>> HD to the new drive. I mean OS and all. Is it possible? If yes, is
>> there an easy to do this?
>>
>> My computer is 3 years old - AMD Athalon 1.2 GHz with 512MB memory.
>> Running WinXP and WinME (dual boot)
>>
>> Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
>
>
>

I just used Norton Ghost 2002 (part of Norton System Works 2002) to do
exactly that. Created an image of the partition to cdrs & restored back
onto the new drive. Check around - you can probably pick up an old copy
of NSW 2002 for a couple of bucks now.

Tom
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
April 19, 2004 10:46:14 PM

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Thanks to Donald, Groove and Tmana for your help. I really appreciate
the time you took to reply to me. :-)


On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 19:51:43 GMT, Tmana <Tmana@noway.com> wrote:

>"Donald McMorris - Ospitare International" <newsalias@ospitare.net>
>wrote in news:YzLfc.58057$M3.19344@twister.nyroc.rr.com:
>
>> There is a program "Norton Ghost" that does this. It would copy the
>> HDD exactly onto the new one, except it would allow you to resize.
>> Where to get it, I dunno. I think it comes with systemworks, a nice
>> lil package to have anyhow.
>>
>> --Don
>>
>>
>> "Lucky Dog" <luckydog@home.com> wrote in message
>> news:rpru70d1if4biktgqum04ufahcv677uhdg@4ax.com...
>>> Hello:
>>>
>>> I have a WD 80GB hard drive in my computer at the moment and I'm
>>> running out of room on it. This drive has 2 partitions on it.
>>>
>>> I'd like to buy a new and much bigger HD (definitely another WD) and
>>> would like to be able to copy or transfer all the data from the old
>>> HD to the new drive. I mean OS and all. Is it possible? If yes, is
>>> there an easy to do this?
>>>
>>> My computer is 3 years old - AMD Athalon 1.2 GHz with 512MB memory.
>>> Running WinXP and WinME (dual boot)
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
>>
>>
>>
>
>I just used Norton Ghost 2002 (part of Norton System Works 2002) to do
>exactly that. Created an image of the partition to cdrs & restored back
>onto the new drive. Check around - you can probably pick up an old copy
>of NSW 2002 for a couple of bucks now.
>
>Tom
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