Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by ldkamb, Sep 28, 2007.

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  1. ldkamb

    ldkamb Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    I have an 80GB SATA HD in my system now. It is almost full. I want to buy a new HD, say 200GB in size, install it in the 2nd drive bay of my Dell E510 system. I have a Complete backup of my C: drive.

    The question is, can I restore this backup to the new 200GB drive and then have the system boot from the new HD but with all the unused space still available? I would then put the old C: drive on a shelf. Are there any problems or issues I should be aware of?
  2. USAAlone

    USAAlone Registered Member

    Oct 11, 2006

    The restored drive is going to be the same size as the 80 GB drive, because it is a image backup of the 80 GB drive. After restoring use add secure zone to that drive. Use remove secure zone to get back your hard drive space.

  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello ldkamb,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please notice that when restoring partitions you can choose to resize them in the process as you see fit. Please see chapter "Restoring the backup data" of the respective User's Guide for detailed instructions.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
  4. GroverH

    GroverH Registered Member

    May 10, 2006
    Massachusetts, USA
    Have you viewed your disk using the XP disk management feature to see if you have more than one partition--such as a diagnostic or utility partition. If you have other partitions, have you included them in your backup? You also do not indicate whether you have XP or Vista or o_O? These factors can have a bearing on what instructions need to be provided.
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