Copying main drive while in use Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Storage Last response: December 4, 2011 10:27 AM in Storage Share snuffy32 December 4, 2011 10:08:40 AM i have a small hdd in my laptop. have one formatted that is twice as big, now can i drag c drive and click copy to put the system and os on the new drive? More about : copying main drive jsmakkar a b D Laptop a b G Storage December 4, 2011 10:27:10 AM Just copying and pasting would not install the system to new HDD; however you can use some disk cloning software like Acronics, EaseUs etc. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why does windows SLOW down while installing, extracting, copying etc.. Forum How to solve while copying can't read from the source file or disc Forum is it recommended to partition your main drive ? Forum Noob Question: Why is back drive more full than main one Forum XXClone drive copying data Forum Slow speed while copying data ( 10mb/s ) usb 3.0 Forum Copying Files from HD with Bad Sectors Forum What's your main distribution? Forum How to make hard drive main drive Forum Copying Files into new hdd takes ages!! Forum Error while copying data I/O device error Forum My PC Turns off while copying CD's...Help!! Forum Copying windows 7 boot drive to Vraptor issue Forum Speed copying between raids in same machine. Forum New Main Hard Drive Forum Need help copying a dying boot drive Forum First SSD advice? Forum My secondary hard drive showing up but cant access Forum [Solved] Can this hard drive be fixed? Forum It takes my computer forever to load my hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !