Please check my strategy for changing "C" (system) disk

  johnincrete 17:28 19 May 15
  1. Replace disk in D drive with new disk & startup
  2. Clone C to D & switch off
  3. Lay aside old C drive and fit new, cloned one. Startup
  4. If OK, switch off if not, replace old C and think again!
  5. Fit old D drive & restart

The system disk contains all programs + "my" folders (documents, music etc). The D disc is all data

Do I have to set any switches on the new disc before/after cloning?

The existing C disk is the original and is about 11 years old. I have an external drive for backups. Is it worth getting a caddy for the C drive?

  bumpkin 17:49 19 May 15

Use something like this click here to clone your old C drive to the new one. Remove the old one and the clone will become your C drive and boot from that with all your data intact.

  lotvic 23:42 19 May 15

If SATA then no switches to set. If old style IDE then you have to set the jumper on back of drive, on the drive there will be a diagram of which pins to jumper (to make it a master or slave drive).

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