what happens to C: when i clone to big drive

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  1. 3rdshiftcoder

    3rdshiftcoder Registered Member

    Oct 5, 2007

    I have used C: so long in windows and now my new big drive is J:
    even in some java stuff i wrote everything in my code is always
    c:\ centric. when it clones my drive i want to make the new drive
    bootable. does the new drive remain J: or not? what happens
    to the letter on the original smaller drive?
    I plan on doing a manual clone procedure and erasing the
    contents of the original drive. i am going to give the older smaller
    drive to a co-worker that asked for the drive.

    also if you know, what happens to the boot loader i think it is
    grub for linux. when the clone process makes the new cloned
    drive bootable does it overwrite grub and stick a windows boot
    loader in there. if so, i can still change it back to grub with my
    linux cd's i hope.

    thanks very much for any advice,
  2. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    Florida - USA
    When you clone a drive, whatever was on the old drive will be on the new drive.
    The new drive will become C.
    The old drive, if installed on another system as a bootable drive by your co-worker will be C.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello all,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.
    Yes, this is absolutely right. After the clone process performed with Acronis True Image everything including the MBR boot code, operating systems and their loaders, all applications and setting as long as the all files and folders stored on the drive will be transfer to the target one. The drive letter assignment will remain the same as it used to be on the sample drive.

    If you have any further questions concerning our software, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience and we will do our best to assist you as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Alexey Bogomolov
  4. 3rdshiftcoder

    3rdshiftcoder Registered Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    hi Alexey and dwnNdrty-

    thanks very much for the assistance on my 2 questions.
    those were the only 2 questions i think i will have.
    acronis handles those scenarios perfect.

    have a nice weekend,
    thanks again.
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