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    Full drive SLM. Guest

    vista hard drive full?

    Can I add a new hard drive to another sata port on my mother board and
    transfer the os and folders etc and remove the old one to up grade?? What do
    I need to do..Buy software or threw computer etc..

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  2. #2


    forum.microsoft.com Guest

    Re: vista hard drive full?

    get some image software to clone the old drive to new, unplug old and move
    the new one to the vacated port....

    possible candidates: acronis, some version of symantec or norton ghost

    "Full drive SLM." <Full drive SLM.@xxxxxx> wrote in
    message news:6865B525-3741-490D-8599-4664ED320DFB@xxxxxx

    > Can I add a new hard drive to another sata port on my mother board and
    > transfer the os and folders etc and remove the old one to up grade?? What
    > do
    > I need to do..Buy software or threw computer etc..


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    peter Guest

    Re: vista hard drive full?

    Why bother with a transfer.??
    Why not install the 2nd SATA drive and use it as such...you will need to go
    to Admin Tools/computer managemnt/disk management and format the drive
    You can install new programs to it..most new ones now give you a choice of
    where to install to.
    You can create more room on the old drive by doing a disk cleanup...by
    moving your mail storage to the new drive...by moving the Internet cache to
    the new drive..by changing the default "save to" folder for programs to a
    specific folder you create onthe new drive.
    If your old drive is exceptionally full you also could uninstall some of
    your programs and reinstall on the new drive.
    peter

    "Full drive SLM." <Full drive SLM.@xxxxxx> wrote in
    message news:6865B525-3741-490D-8599-4664ED320DFB@xxxxxx

    > Can I add a new hard drive to another sata port on my mother board and
    > transfer the os and folders etc and remove the old one to up grade?? What
    > do
    > I need to do..Buy software or threw computer etc..

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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