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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by farid, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. farid

    farid Flightless Bird

    I have a 160 GB hard disk and want to upgrade to 500 GB. I have Win XP SP 3
    and Win 7 Ultimate n installed in the 160 GB disk. Is it possible to somehow
    clone or copy the OSEs to the new disk without using the media. I have
    damaged the Win 7 DVD.
    Any help would be highly appreciated.
     
  2. Big_Al

    Big_Al Flightless Bird

    farid said this on 3/14/2010 4:03 AM:
    > I have a 160 GB hard disk and want to upgrade to 500 GB. I have Win XP SP 3
    > and Win 7 Ultimate n installed in the 160 GB disk. Is it possible to somehow
    > clone or copy the OSEs to the new disk without using the media. I have
    > damaged the Win 7 DVD.
    > Any help would be highly appreciated.
    >
    >


    Some disc manufacturers will give you a cloning software with the drive.
    Something to migrate your data to the new one. You may have to
    download it from their site.

    There are 3rd party clone programs, Acronis True Image Home is the one I
    use. It will clone 1 to many partitions on one drive to another.
    You have the ability to auto resize or manually resize the destination
    partitions. I've had good luck with it.

    Use google to find more disk clone software. ATIH is not free but I
    think the 15 day demo is not crippled.
     
  3. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 14 Mar 2010 13:03:56 +0500, "farid" <faridansari@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    > I have a 160 GB hard disk and want to upgrade to 500 GB. I have Win XP SP 3
    > and Win 7 Ultimate n installed in the 160 GB disk. Is it possible to somehow
    > clone or copy the OSEs to the new disk without using the media. I have
    > damaged the Win 7 DVD.
    > Any help would be highly appreciated.




    Read Big Al's answer, but also consider not copying to the new drive
    at all. Simply install the 500GB as a second drive. You will then have
    660GB instead of 500GB.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
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