Some questions about restoring a Macrium image on a different HDD

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  1. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows XP and it has an 75 GB HDD. We recently had an eMachines that died but I think the HDD is still good, it's 160 GB. Should I be able to replace the physical drive and boot with my Macrium recover disk and restore a previous image on the new HDD? Anyone have experience and know of any pitfalls I might encounter? Thanks.
     
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    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    allizomeniz,

    Can you look in Disk Management and let us know about the partitions on the 75 GB HD?
     
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    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Here's a picture of it.
     

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    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Well I bit the bullet and just did it.

    Long story short I ended up reinstalling Windows on the new drive. May not have had to, but I ran into several problems I couldn't figure out. After reinstalling, I restored my Macrium image and it worked fine.

    The biggest mistake I made was not unattaching some removable drives before I started. I ended up having to format them, but luckily they didn't have anything that couldn't be replaced.

    Well worth it for all the new disk space. :)
     
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