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How to move an OS install to another HDD?

Last response: in Storage
May 27, 2011 2:38:40 AM

Heres my situation:

350GB Seagate currently holds my Win7 OS install.

I have an empty 2TB Western Digital internal drive that I would like to move all the contents from my 350GB Seagate and start booting from my 2TB drive. Then I will wipe and sell my 350GB Seagate.

I don't know if I've done the right thing here, but I created a "backup" of the 350GB HDD and put the result on the 2TB and it created a folder called "WINDOWSIMAGEBACKUP" and looks like this:

Again, I don't know what I'm doing, but I went into BIOS and changed the boot priority to boot from my 2TB HDD instead of the 350GB, but it just said "BOOTMGR is missing" So clearly that isn't what I should do.

Any help would be appreciated.

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May 27, 2011 2:50:26 AM

Nice thanks, going to try the "Cloning" with Acronis