Restore Image to new (bigger) harddisk in same Computer.

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Rob-NL, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. Rob-NL

    Rob-NL Registered Member

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    I read the FAQ about "How can i prepair my Windows XP system for cloning/migrating to different hardware".

    But i am not quite sure how to do it for my situation. Can somebody help/explain me please??
    Confusion about the remark in the article about 2 computers having the same (SID) and computer name. (Well, i do it on the same computer, but ....)

    My configuration:

    - Windows XP-Pro, Computer with 4 Serial Ata connections
    - 2 harddisks (C-drive; D-drive)
    - BackUp image with True image saved on D_Drive

    My question:

    - I want to install a new (bigger) C_drive (300Gb)
    - Can i connect the new drive to the 3rd SA connection (Will be drive E: )
    - Migrate(?) the Windows system from the True-image back-up image on D: to the new E_drive?
    - Remove the (old) C_Drive
    - Make the new harddisk E: with the "cloned" windows system my new C_drive(startup drive in bios) and then restart the computer and have everything working on my new harddisk??

    Well is this an illusion or will this work for me, or did i make some major logical errors?

    (Sorry for my English, but it is the best i can produce)

    TIA

    Rob van IJzerloo
    The Netherlands
     
  2. Xpilot

    Xpilot Registered Member

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    There are several different ways to achieve what you require.
    My own choice would be to proceed thus:-
    Make sure you have an up to date image of the whole of C drive on D drive.
    Remove C drive from the computer and connect the 300GB in it's place.
    Boot from your recovery CD and restore your image from D to the new drive.
    Remove the CD in the drive and reboot.
    Now you will find that you will have unallocated space on your new C drive. To fix this use the Acronis secure zone wizard to create a temporary zone to use this space. Then, using the manage secure zone wizard, delete the secure zone and allocate the released space to C partition.
    I know this method sounds a bit strange but it works,it is fast, it is safe ( your original C drive is not altered) , you already have a backup image to hand and this process is what you would go through if you had suffered from a failure of your C drive.

    Xpilot
     
  3. Rob-NL

    Rob-NL Registered Member

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    Thank you Xpilot,

    :D I will buy that new drive and proceed as you suggested!!
     
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