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My Hello to you all

I have already installed Windows 7 on my machine which has currently
only 80 GB of Hard disk. I am thinking of installing a 2TB drive next
week and my plan is to image the current drive and restore it on the new
drive after it has been properly partitioned. I have not activated the
system yet and so I wonder whether anybody can see any problems down the
line when I restore the image.

The image will have all the necessary drivers for the current system and
so I believe activation should not be the problem as it will be the
first time it is being activated.

Any comments would be appreciated.
 
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Todd

I have already installed Windows 7 on my machine which has currently
only 80 GB of Hard disk. I am thinking of installing a 2TB drive next
week and my plan is to image the current drive and restore it on the new
drive after it has been properly partitioned. I have not activated the
system yet and so I wonder whether anybody can see any problems down the
line when I restore the image.

The image will have all the necessary drivers for the current system and
so I believe activation should not be the problem as it will be the
first time it is being activated.

Any comments would be appreciated.
Do this not infrequently with Clonezilla and gparted from
Fedora Core Xfce Live CD. Make sure you have a CD reader
that will boo the two CD's before continuing.

http://clonezilla.org/
http://download.fedoraproject.org/p...es/16/Spins/i686/Fedora-16-i686-Live-XFCE.iso

The biggest issue I have is forgetting to do a "fsck c: /f"
(presuming your boot drive is C:) before shutting down
to boot into Clonezilla.

The i486 version of Clonezilla seems to be the most stable
and run on the most systems.

Good luck!

-T
 
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G. Morgan

My said:
I have already installed Windows 7 on my machine which has currently
only 80 GB of Hard disk. I am thinking of installing a 2TB drive next
week and my plan is to image the current drive and restore it on the new
drive after it has been properly partitioned. I have not activated the
system yet and so I wonder whether anybody can see any problems down the
line when I restore the image.

The image will have all the necessary drivers for the current system and
so I believe activation should not be the problem as it will be the
first time it is being activated.

Any comments would be appreciated.
I would keep the 80GB as solely for your Windows installation, put
files like music,video,documents, on the 2 TB. That way, no
matter what happens to the 80GB, your data is safe.

You should not have any activation issues with just installing a
HDD.
 
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Ken Blake

I would keep the 80GB as solely for your Windows installation, put
files like music,video,documents, on the 2 TB. That way, no
matter what happens to the 80GB, your data is safe.


I disagree with your recommendation, for three reasons:

1. The 80GB drive is almost certainly much slower than the 2TB drive.

2. 80GB is marginally big enough for Windows, but it is possible that
it will quickly become too small.

3. The way to keep "music,video,documents" (and anything else) safe is
by regularly backing it up to external media. Keeping it on a separate
internal drive provides nothing but false comfort. It is always
possible that a hard drive crash can cause the loss of everything on
either drive, and a user error, nearby lightning strike, virus attack,
even theft of the computer can cause the simultaneous loss of both
drives.
 
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Dominique

I have already installed Windows 7 on my machine which has currently
only 80 GB of Hard disk. I am thinking of installing a 2TB drive next
week and my plan is to image the current drive and restore it on the new
drive after it has been properly partitioned. I have not activated the
system yet and so I wonder whether anybody can see any problems down the
line when I restore the image.

The image will have all the necessary drivers for the current system and
so I believe activation should not be the problem as it will be the
first time it is being activated.

Any comments would be appreciated.
Even if it was activated on the 80 GB hard drive imaging a Win7 hard disk
an restoring the image on a bigger hard disk to use on the same system
should not require reactivation.

You can use Win7 Save and Restore feature to do that; and create the
bootable CD when requested after the image creation.

HTH
 

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