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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CJT5532, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. CJT5532

    CJT5532 Thread Starter

    Apr 7, 2007
    I have recently installed a new hard drive and want it to be my system disk. How do I make this happen (i.e Drive D is my current system disk and I want to make the new Drive E my system disk). Many thanks, CT
  2. Specsnow


    Oct 1, 2006
    Hi there,

    This is actually a fairly simple thing to do. First, you would need to get an imaging program such as Norton Ghost. Then boot into a PE (Preinstallation Environment) such as BartPE or WinPE, or even the Vista setup disk will work, and load Ghost, or whichever program you chose. Copy the D drive to the E drive. Reboot. You will likely have to do a repair install to reconfigure the bootloader for Windows, but after that, you can wipe the old system disk D and use it for your pleasure.

    Hope this helps.
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