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Help swapping HDDs without having to reinstall everything.

#1GietzyPosted 11/3/2013 6:48:35 AM
Hi. My current set has an SSD for windows, a fast HDD for games and several slow HDDs for data. I'm running Win7 64bit ultimate and I'm swapping out the games drive for a larger one. Is there a way to copy everything over from the old drive to the new without having to reinstall things? I have a spare HDD bay if that matters.
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#2AsucaHayashiPosted 11/3/2013 6:52:28 AM
i'm assuming it's steam so:
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?s=3e6b5db75d37f953e955778b659e4d97&ref=7418-YUBN-8129
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#3Frisco557Posted 11/3/2013 7:07:39 AM
if it's not on steam, I'd just use Gparted to copy the partition from the old drive onto the new drive and then expand it however large you want.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/index.php
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#4Gietzy(Topic Creator)Posted 11/3/2013 7:30:46 AM
The drive has all my programs on, from Mozilla to Dungeon Keeper. I basically just want to make an identical copy of the original drive and then replace it with the new one without having to reinstall anything or change any shortcuts. The only difference is the new drive will be made by a different manufacturer and is twice the size.
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My Setup: http://tinyurl.com/d395sf6
PSN/XBL/Steam: Willavom
#5DoramiPosted 11/3/2013 7:37:18 AM
Use a disk imaging software to clone the disk. You may have to expand the partition after cloning.

I recommend Clonezilla.
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