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How to move only OS to new hdd ?

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July 19, 2012 2:25:16 PM

guys, i've got a new hdd to replacing, and i just want to move only my windows 7 OS to there and leave other apps like games , music and others at my old hdd. What should i do ? Guide me guys....

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July 19, 2012 2:36:04 PM

move your personal files to an external media, format both hard drives, reinstall windows.

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July 19, 2012 2:36:39 PM
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what you are suggesting isn't exactly possible. Games are installed to a specific drive and can only be moved if you clone the drive to the new one. I would do a clean install on the new drive and reinstall the games you want to the secondary drive. If you can't do that why not just clone the whole drive?
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July 19, 2012 2:51:08 PM

kevin83 said:
what you are suggesting isn't exactly possible. Games are installed to a specific drive and can only be moved if you clone the drive to the new one. I would do a clean install on the new drive and reinstall the games you want to the secondary drive. If you can't do that why not just clone the whole drive?

Oh yes... i think clone all the driver to the new hdd is best and easy way. Just let my old hdd 4 secondary drive. Which clone software should i choose ?
July 19, 2012 3:01:04 PM

I usually use a clonezilla livecd.
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July 19, 2012 3:05:29 PM

Some games will work using this method other will not. All steam games will work (you just have to reinstall steam.exe.).
July 19, 2012 3:10:06 PM

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July 19, 2012 3:11:06 PM

kevin83 said:
what you are suggesting isn't exactly possible. Games are installed to a specific drive and can only be moved if you clone the drive to the new one. I would do a clean install on the new drive and reinstall the games you want to the secondary drive. If you can't do that why not just clone the whole drive?


I am not saying to copy games, I said copy personal files. Documents, Pictures, maybe saved game files depending on the game, etc. Then do a clean install. Cloning can cause issues, I would rather do a clean install as you first suggested.
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