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Can I backup a drive and boot from the backup?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Steve-0sux, Mar 11, 2006.

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  1. Steve-0sux

    Steve-0sux Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if it was possible to exactly backup a hard drive, and then use the backup in place of the original. I have a tiny hard drive as my boot drive now, and I now want to copy everything over to my new 250gb drive and run from that. Is this possible and how would I go about it?


    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Deathblow

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    It should be, what OS are you using? If Xp you will need at least SP1 or better yet SP2 for the new larger drive to be properly recognized. Then use a program such as Nortons Ghost or Acronis True Image to create a backup.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Most hard drive manufacturers have utilities free with the drive or for download that will clone your old drive to the new drive.
     
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