About to clone to new disk - advice pls

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  1. Letimi

    Letimi Registered Member

    Jun 17, 2005

    I am about to clone my XP sp1 system from a 100gb IDE disk to a 200gb SATA disk, and would like to pre empt any problems where possible.

    I have read most of the threads, and to be honest, am getting a bit confused about what will happen.

    The sata drive has been setup up and accessable as second drive, so xp SHOULD have all the sata drivers installed.

    I plan to use acronis to clone to new drive, then immediately switch the stat drive to primary, and remove the old disk, THEN start windows.

    From what I have read, I can expect anything from no booting, to licence problems!

    What precautions should I take, and what order should I carry out this operation in please ??

    I am not changing any other hardware, and XP has already been activated.

    thanks in advance,


  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Paul,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    To clone an old hard disk drive to a new one, you must first install the new disk drive in the PC, after that you can move all of the contents of one disk onto the second one with Acronis True Image. For that please run the program under Windows, start the "Disk Clone" wizard and follow the instructions. When you clone the disk you may choose two ways of cloning: automatic (proportional) and manual. In the first case the space will be distributed proportionally among the partitions. In the second case you can distribute the new disk space manually, this mode allows you to manage partitions in the way you need, but we recommend this way only for professionals.

    Thank you.
    Irina Shirokova
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