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OS Clone/HDD Swap?


DaleF
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I need a little assistance to a problem I have with my setup for my HDD's. I currently have two merely small HDD for my OS & Programs however due to getting the computer originally with the 80GB pre-installed with Windows 7, I installed some programs and what not before getting a new HDD. I then got a 200GB HDD later on from a friend, as HDD prices hit the roof and I was broke at the time, I installed and used this as my secondary HDD for some of my programs & files.

I now have the issue where I want everything on my 200GB HDD, however due to everything being split I'm unsure how to tackle this and have all my software/games & files working properly and in the right place. Most of my software installed I can no longer re-install due to no longer having the disks to hand as I recently moved.

So basically, would there be a way to move my OS from the 80GB included some of the software with it onto the 200GB and have everything working nicely. I've cloned OS before and I know how to do it, but this time I'm a little stuck due to using 2 HDD's instead of one. If any other info is needed I can provide.

Thanks!

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DaleF

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Problem resolved!

I used EASEUS to clone the OS over to the 200GB, this created the two partitions, I took out the 80GB and booted, it gave me two boot options Windows 7 & Windows Vista/Windows Server 2003/Windows 7, unsure where that is installed but I'll remove that area of the HDD when I find it so it boots straight through.

Once I had it in two partitions, with 1 before the OS for a 7MB FAT partition, I extended the 75GB with the 115GB unallocated space using the windows hard drive manager, and it sorted everything the way I wanted!

Kudos to robinofloxley for all the support and help!

Thanks for the support and help, shame about me losing my files accidentally but I have all my important stuff in a backup.

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robinofloxley

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I think my help was more hindrance. Glad you are back to operation.

Multiple options at boot are easy enough to tidy up.

But I suggest a new thread when you want to do that and I promise not to post.

Best Wishes.

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DaleF

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I deleted the multi boot through msconfig 'Boot tab'; that was easy enough.

Your help gave me a insight to some programs I may need to use in the future, so many thanks for the support throughout.

Kind regards.

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