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Reinstall Windows To Bigger HDD?

Last response: in Storage
October 4, 2010 3:56:50 PM


I am running Windows XP on a Compaq Presario. The computer came with a single 9GB hard drive and that is where XP is installed. I bought a second 200GB hard drive and installed it as the secondary (slave?) drive. Problem is the primary hard drive keeps filling up as new programs are installed. Some allow me to install on the newer, larger drive, but because XP is on the older, smaller drive, it is at its capacity. I want to make the larger hard drive the home of XP. How do I proceed?

Thanks in advance for any help.
a b G Storage
October 5, 2010 7:21:03 AM

The title of this topic has been edited by Buwish
a b G Storage
October 5, 2010 2:26:01 PM

Who manufactured the new 200gb drive? I would go to their website and download the tool to do this. Western Digital calls their tool acronis true image.
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a b G Storage
October 6, 2010 4:38:36 AM

If you don't have a WD drive you can download Macrium Reflect Free Edition Drive Image to do the same thing.
October 8, 2010 5:11:47 AM

Or try to do fresh install on the the new 200GB drive if you have the installer with you. This will make your OS run faster thus your PC will work faster too.