Migrating to New HD on same computer

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  1. artrosch

    artrosch Registered Member

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    I know this is a very basic question and I've done a lot of reading in both
    the manual and on this board, but I want to float this here before
    proceeding. I plan to install a new 200g ata HD to replace the old
    80g ata HD, which contains both OS and data. I've cloned an image
    of the old HD on an external USB HD, verified it, etc. Now,
    I hope, all I have to do is hook up the new HD (making sure the master/
    slave config is the same), press F11, and migrate the cloned image onto the new HD.
    Am I missing something?

    Thanks

    Art
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Art,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

    you actions are almost right. Please make sure you have created the image of the whole disk (not several partitions). Also please create Acronis Bootable CD, boot from it and launch the "Restore Image" wizard. The F11 key will be useful if only Acronis Recovery Manager is actiated on your internal drive.

    However I can propose you more simple way (to my mind at least). Please plug your new drive and boot into Windows from your old one. Launch Acronis True Image and choose the "Clone Disk" wizard. Please follow the instructions in wizard (be attentive to choose your old and new disks correctly). After you press the "Proceed" button you will be asked to reboot the computer. Press the "Reboot" button and wait till the operation is completed (do not turn off the computer or plug/unplug any devices). After that you will be able to boot to any of your hard disks choosing the necessary one in BIOS. You will be able to unplug one of them as well.

    Thank you.
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  3. artrosch

    artrosch Registered Member

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    Wow, Ilya, you are fast! The HD i'm replacing has OS and data on
    C drive. However, some data is also on an 8gig partition called D.
    When I cloned the image, I just cloned the C part of the drive, planning
    to back up the D part data on DVD. So, when you say to clone the
    WHOLE drive, I guess I need to include the D partition as well?
    I've got rescue discs, both full and safe, made up. And, hey, the
    method you suggest makes great sense. When I'm finished, I'll either
    reformat the old HD, or set it aside. BTW, at the moment there
    are two HDs in the chassis, as well as CD/DVD burner and floppy.
    There is one more connector on the ribbon. From my reading, it
    seems that the motherboard will accomodate a third HD anyway.
    Am I correct, or just looking for trouble? I want use the 200g as
    the main HD, but more storage is more storage.

    Thanks

    Art
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Art,

    If you want to create an image of the system partition that you wish to restore to another disk you will have to create the image of the whole disk and restore the image of the whole disk as well to make the new disk bootable.

    As for the third hard disk, modern motherboards usually support up to 4 IDE devices (i.e. IDE hard disk, CD and DVD drives). Seems that you will be able to plug in the third disk, however, it would be better if you refer to your motherboard User's Guide or contact your hardware manufacturer for the details.

    Thank you.
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