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Offline Naughty Alien

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..migrating OS installation drive..
« on: July 30, 2018, 09:01:56 AM »
Hi guys..how to replace, lets say, entire C drive on to brand new HD as current one is getting low in space, and then use brand new HD as a boot one, so all OS/programs and what not, is preserved and no need for fresh install??

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Re: ..migrating OS installation drive..
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 10:39:26 AM »
When I transferred my Windows 10 bootcamp drive to a larger SSD I used https://www.acronis.com/en-gb/personal/computer-backup/

Worked flawlessly and meant in the end it was a simple drive swap with no reinstalling of anything \o/

Edit - I'm assuming you're on Windows? :P - If MacOS then the best one is SuperDuper which I've used for years for drive backups and transfers.
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Re: ..migrating OS installation drive..
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 10:41:22 AM »
..thank you man..yes..windows 7 pro...very nice :)

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Re: ..migrating OS installation drive..
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 12:08:57 PM »
Pretty much every new drive I have bought in the last 10 years or so have come with a CD containing migration software to transfer your OS from old drive to new.  No need to buy additional software.
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Re: ..migrating OS installation drive..
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 10:56:30 AM »
There's also the free version of Macrium Reflect
https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

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Re: ..migrating OS installation drive..
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 11:52:54 PM »
There's also the free version of Macrium Reflect
https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
Free is good ;D - I do remember at one time a free version would not mirror to a drive bigger than the source drive. Not sure if it was this particular software or something else ( too long ago ).
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