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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Copying main drive to bigger drive Forum SolvedCan I use Ubuntu as my main OS but and use Win 7 on a different hard drive? Forum Trying to make secondary hard drive the main cache for all other downloads while SSD is master question. Forum SolvedGood idea to use 120gb SSD as main drive? Forum My main hard drive is full while my other one is as good as empty! Forum SolvedCan I use an SSD for main drive and a RAID configuration afterwards? Forum Copying ISO of a live DVD contents to a Hard drive and use the hard disk as a Live media Forum SolvedUnique Problem - Replacing pirated copy of widows 8.1 with a genuine version, while changing the boot drive to a new SSD Forum samsung 500gb 2.5factor @ 5400rpm use for desktop main drive? Forum SolvedUsing my HDD as my main drive? Forum SolvedUsing SSD as boot drive/storage for a few games and HDD as main storage? Forum Files on this cd-rom drive are read-only error msg is shown while copying patch Forum SolvedCan I use old hard drive on a new build while still keeping it's data? Forum SolvedUsing used, formatted hard drive as main hd in new pc Forum Noise Cancelling Mic for gaming, while using main 5.1 speakers? Forum I use the Lexor 8G flash drive. Had it for quite a while and at some point swapped it from my Toshiba laptop to a MAC. It work Forum SolvedHelp please! I FORMATTED MY MAIN HARDDRIVE WHILE TRYING TO INSTALL XUBUNTU Forum SolvedCan I use a gtx 660 as physx with r9 290 as main? Forum SolvedGTX 770 4GB as main card....Should I use my old GTX 550 Ti as a PhysX card or sell it? Forum Using a new ssd as main 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 !