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futbol94 April 8, 2009 04:22 AM

Install Vista on Partition Question
 
I bought a 1 terabyte samsung f1 hard drive and right now i have a 160gb WD drive.

I would like to make a partition on the samsung f1 hard drive for windows vista and use my WD hard drive and the rest of the samsung hard drive for storage and software.. etc.

Is there a way that i can do this? because right now i am using my 160gb hard drive for vista.

ipaine April 8, 2009 05:07 AM

Yes you can do this. If you have some sort of image software like Ghost or Acronis you could just make a image of the 160GB drive with windows on it. Then put that partition image onto the 1TB drive and just make another partition with the rest of the space left over.


edit: Yes that is over simplified a bit but I don't have time to go into it at the moment, have to go to work. :sad:

SugarJ April 8, 2009 10:23 AM

See this thread for ideas.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...nsferring.html

futbol94 April 8, 2009 01:40 PM

okay thank you, glad to know that this can be done

but does anyone have detailed steps on how i can do this??

futbol94 April 9, 2009 03:20 AM

okay ive figured out how to clone my drive and everything is working, just one more question.

since ive cloned all my info to a different drive can i now format the drive that had all the stuff and still have it working on the drive i cloned it to?

SugarJ April 9, 2009 07:49 AM

Disconnect your old drive first to make sure it's working. Move your new drive to your 1st SATA connector. If it works, go ahead and format your old drive.

Bomberman07 April 11, 2009 03:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 176289)
Disconnect your old drive first to make sure it's working. Move your new drive to your 1st SATA connector. If it works, go ahead and format your old drive.

and why?

futbol94 April 13, 2009 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 176289)
Disconnect your old drive first to make sure it's working. Move your new drive to your 1st SATA connector. If it works, go ahead and format your old drive.

yea why must i move my new drive to my first SATA connector??


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