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M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

Q: M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex

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A: M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex

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A:M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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This question may have been posted and answered at an earlier date but I am experiencing some complications that I am unsure how to address. My desktops Hd recently started failing and so today I ordered a new one that is 250gb larger. I understand how to back up most of my files and have an external to do so but I do not have install disk for the windows 7 os as my computer came with it installed. My product key for my os is still on the sticker on the side of the tower but as this new Hd is 100% blank i need to move the os somehow and I am unsure as to how I am supposed to do this. I have read alot about cloning a Hd but am wondering if this is my best option. ANY information on this problem would be greatly appreciated but please keep in mind i am no computer genius, Thank you all for any and all help.

A:HD failing need to move os to new bigger HD

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Have a look at those tutorials:
Best to backup to a external HDD.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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I'm thinking of moving my computer to a bigger case but I'm not sure what cases are compatible with my current motherboard. I own a Lenovo 90F1007QUS.  I need a bigger case because I'd like to upgrade the PSU to 500W and install a graphics card. Please respond with recommendations about how to go about upgrading to a bigger case. 

A:Want to move computer to bigger case

hi, look at the GTX1050 OC Low profile from GIGABYTE, if you have pci-e, you could play all games with this videocard, and you do not have to change the power supply, it works for me I have a lenovo M800 SFF  

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I just added a 160 gigabyte hard drive as my 30 gig was filling up and giving me messages that it was close to full. I forgot to ask the technician whether it should be formatted any particular way. So that's one question: How can I check if things are set up correctly?

And second: How do I actually move files to the new hard drive? Do I just put a shortcut on the desktop and drag n' drop the old files onto it? Will they completely move from one disc to the other or will it just add a copy if I do it this way?

If it matters I have the basic XP edition windows.

Thanks -- Ed

A:Added a bigger hardrive, but how do you move files?

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I am running Win7/Pro x64.

I recently managed to unwittingly move a large branch (multiple levels of branching and many files) into my "My Documents" folder. I would like to undo what I did, but I have no idea how I did it. My guess is that I made a massive misuse of drag-and-drop

Said another way, I had a directory (very large, multi-branched folder) called "MyImageFiles" at the same level on my data drive as "My Documents." Now it is buried one level down in "My Documents."

What is the simplest way to undo this?



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I have installed win XP pro a couple of days ago, and I thought that it would be a good idea to put windows in a separate partition. Since then I have installed a few applications on a different partition, but it is not uncommon for applications to put something in the program files folder anyway.

Is there a safe and easy way of having "my documents" and or "program files" on a bigger partition? Or would that defeat the whole point of a system partition?

Would be glad of some advice.

Tell me if it's a bad idea!


P.S. Is there a way of telling if the system partition is on the outer or inner edge of the HD?

A:Can you move My Documents/program files to bigger partition?

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My Windows 7 64 bit system has windows7 installed on a 128 Gb ssd (called disk-a).

In addition two more sata HDD disks exist configured as raid (called disk-b and disk-c).
I cloned the ssd 128 Gb disk-a to a bigger one (SSD 500 GB, disk-d).
Then I detached disk-a from the power cable and data cable and attached disk-d instead to the same cables.
Unfortunately now the system refuses to boot.
When changing back to disk-a it boots as before normally again.
As long as disk-d, disk-b, disk-c only are attached the error message states that a necessary device is not available and recommends to start the windows repair console from CD/DVD.
If both SSDs and HDDs are attached then boot is normal (OS loaded obviously from from disk-a).
I have seen in computer management that a 100MB system partition exists on SATA disk-b.
On disk-a and on cloned replacement disk-d no system partition or MBR exist.
What can I do to simply replace disk-a with the cloned disk-d ? Thanks in advance!

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I have Windows 8.1 Pro running and my C: drive is an SSD which is only 120GB. I'd like to replace it with a large drive, but I don't want to go through the headache of reinstalling Windows, reinstalling all my apps, etc.

Is there a way to:
connect a replacement driveclone my present 120GB C: drive to the new driveswitch them, boot off the new drive, and everything works the same as before (except I have more space)

I don't mind buying a third-party product if that's the best route. Someone mentioned CloneZilla to me but I'm not that familiar with it. Obviously, the partitions won't be the same in the sense of doing a 1:1 clone new drive would have a much larger partition :-)


A:Replace C: drive with bigger disk - clone OS somehow?

I've used Macrium Reflect free version for creating a backup of my 1TB HDD and used the backup on my 250GB SSD.
Ofcourse I had a lot of stuff removed and had the free space trimmed to let the backup fit.
For you it would be much easier as you don't have to trim any space.

Short answer, yes there is a very easy way to do.

EDIT: only thing required is creating a bootable USB or CD with Macrium, a Windows PE (Pre Environment) to use the backup

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I have written this thread originally in JustLinux Forum. In view of the fact that it may be useful to MS Windows users I have re-written it to suit the non-Linux users. The method can be used on a healthy system or just to salvage data off an unbootable system.


Step 1 – use Linux dd commands to clone the original disk to the new bigger hard disk (only two terminal commands and one of which is optional)
Step 2 – use Gparted or Parted Magic to resize the partitions to absorb the extra space (Optional if you want to use up the spare space in the larger hard disk)

Theoretical consideration (User not interested in the theory can skip the black section and go straight to the blue text

With hard disks getting bigger in capacity and selling cheaper per Gb many PC users can now afford to upgrade the hard disk to a bigger unit. Migrating an operating system to a different hard disk can be hazardous because the integrity of the filing system and the boot loader may be affected in the new home. However if the basic rules are adhered to then the migration can be effortless.

This thread is written to show how to use a Linux Live CD, of either Gparted or Parted Magic, to clone from a smaller source disk into a bigger target disk. Both Gparted or Parted Magic are now available as free downloadable bootable iso images. Just download any one of them, burn the iso into a bootable CD and yo... Read more

A:How to migrate an operating system to a bigger hard disk.

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I have noticed this floating around for a while, anyway since it is an external carriage I am wondering what is actually inside the container?

Is it just a set of 4 maxtor 250gb hard drives?

What brand is really sitting inside one of these I wonder?

Thanx for any info

A:Lacie Bigger Disk 1gb hard drive questions

Did you follow that link down to the price?

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Lenovo Beacon will work with bigger disk like 2x4TB or 2x6TB?

OS6.build_195_v1.1.9.2.ROW after ud Lenovo Beacon Version 1.7.1013.0, OS6.build_195_v1.1.10.2.ROW, latest OS6.build_195_v1.1.12.2.ROWLenovo IdeaPad s12Ion, Levovo G580, Lenovo B5400.....

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A:Lenovo Beacon will work with bigger disk like 2x4T...

all right I found the answer myself it seems it will work with bigger size disks like 6TB too,here is some review which i found, but it is in Czech LanguageRecenze: Seagate Enterprise NAS ? maximální kapacita, ?pi?kový výkon 

OS6.build_195_v1.1.9.2.ROW after ud Lenovo Beacon Version 1.7.1013.0, OS6.build_195_v1.1.10.2.ROW, latest OS6.build_195_v1.1.12.2.ROWLenovo IdeaPad s12Ion, Levovo G580, Lenovo B5400.....

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Move windows 7 installation from one disk partition to other disk partition
HI all ,

Before going into details of my problem, I am listing down my system setup.

I have 3 HDDs on my pc with following details :-
1. Disk 0 - 500 GB - Windows 7 32-Bit Installation on C: - Partitions ( C - H)
2. Disk 1 - 1 TB - Windows 7 64-Bit Installation on J: - Partitions ( J - N)
Here I want to mention that, my Win 7 64-Bit installed on J: , and my linked documents folders reside in K: under folder K:\MyFolders ( as shown in K_myFolder.jpg)
3. Disk 2 - 1 TB - No OS on any partition - Partitions ( O - T)
As shown in attachment DiskMgmt.jpg

Now my problem is, windows 7 has detected some fault in Disk 1, thus I need to send the Disk 1 for RMA. So for the same I need to move my Windows 7 64-bit OS installation from Disk1 - Partition J: to Disk 2 - Partition O:, and data folder Disk 1 - K:\myFolder to Disk 2 - P:\myFolder.

How can I do with keeping the settings as mentioned above. How does my OS References will be remained for the requirements.

Thanks in Advance.


A:Move windows 7 installation from one disk partition to other disk part

We need to see the labels which are obscurred in the Disk Mgmt columns, nor can we see how much space is used on K you want to move to the smaller P.

You want to use Disk Imaging.. I would use free Macrium Reflect which offers more flexibility where to reimage the partitions you choose to image. Macrium - Image your system.

However if you have a WD or Seagate HD in the mix, you can use their premium Acronis imaging app which is best of all, and has a very easy to understand Manual on it's download page on either HD maker's site.

After imaging if the OS fails to start on the new HD, unplug all other HD's, confirm the OS is marked Active, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until it starts and holds the System flag. Then set preferred HD to boot first in BIOS, boot other one using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

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i want to do that.so give me the best way.please

A:how to move data from disk D to disk E and from disk E to disk D

Hello pvnam95 and welcome to Seven Forums.

The easiest way is probably "drag and drop". Open each disk in a separate window and drag the data from one disk to the other.

4 Ways to Transfer Data Between Two Hard Drives - wikiHow

But it really depends on what kinds of drives you have (internal, external, spinner, solid state) and the type of data you're trying to move (large movies, small documents, encrypted, the operating system, etc.) Could you provide a screenshot of your Disk Management? And also fill in your System Specs.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

System Info - See Your System Specs

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I'm having a big problem, my Aleinware is geting atacked by some kind of growing file. I have a file located at C:/359OF57.... something. My hard drive is almost full, and I recall a week ago that I had about 70 GB left on my hard drive left, and now I only have 3.33 GB!! I need help fast, I have Windows Vista Home Premium Alienware edition, and Im afraid that that thing is going to clog up my entire drive. I don't know what happens then. Can I delete this file? I know where it is, so it wouldnt be too hard to delete it, then wipe my free space. Any help will be greatly appreciated, I have attached a screen shot of the exact file location and size of the file to this thread. -Graboy

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Windows 7 continues to restore a system image to the same disk. Problem is that I don't want the OS to be installed onto that disk. What can I do to stop that from happening?

I've got a 640gb disk on which the system image is backed up; a 1.5tb disk where the OS is continually installed; and a 750gb disk which is where I want the OS to be.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Move OS from one disk to another?

Best to use wbadmin commands to do that.

I believe you can fool the GUI by plugging the target HD into the sata port originally used for the source HD.

It is not unusual to get a message about the disk not being suitable for image restore.

Windows system image gui implementation has limitations.

I would suggest you use a 3rd party imaging app. instead.

There are some good free ones.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Advanced Edition - Overview
You need to check the recovery disc (that is run off from within the free apps.) works with your system.

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First of all, here's a few things to know:

- My laptop has 2 hard drives

- I have a genuine DVD of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

- The drive that I originally installed Windows on is starting to fail (1st drive), so I want to move the OS to the other drive (2nd drive).

- I have a cloned backup of Windows and all my programs and settings, etc. I did this using Paragon Backup & Recovery (free edition).

- From my backup image, I have recovered the OS to the other drive (2nd drive). Then I got boot up problems (wouldn't boot) so I used the Windows 7 DVD to System Repair. This allowed me to boot up, but it seems to have created a System reserved partition on the 1st drive (I want everything on the 2nd drive), and everything else seems to be on the other drive (1st drive).

- I copied the System reserved partition on the 1st drive to the 2nd drive (I think I uses Easus Partition Master, free edition). However, when I delete the System reserved partition from the 1st drive I once again can't boot up and have to do the System Repair again.

- I've tried several different tools to try changing active partitions, etc, but I'm just not knowledgeable enough to know what I'm doing.

So, here I am looking for help

Any ideas what I can try? I'm a total newbie at this stuff, so any help would be appreciated. I've included a screen capture of my Computer Management window.


A:Move Windows 7 to another disk

Hello liverpaul, welcome to Seven Forums!

You have to power down the PC and disconnect the Disk 0 and connect the Disk 1 to the #1 SATA port on the motherboard and set that as the second boot device after the CD/DVD drive and boot the Windows 7 disk to first mark the Windows 7 partition as Active then run the 3 separate startup repairs with restarts discussed in this tutorial at this link below to make the Windows 7 partition the "System" partition.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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I have seen elsewhere the suggestion that moving the Pagefile to another disk can improve performance.

Has anyone tried this? How do you do it? And what were the results?

Secondly, if you have 8GB and Windows 7 64-bit how big, if any, a pageFile do you need?

A:Move Pagefile to a non-OS disk ?

See this article for how to move the page file: How to move the paging file in Windows XP
I know that article is for XP, but it is the same in 7.

The advantage of moving the page file to another drive is that the hard disk load is spread between multiple drives, therefore decreasing activity on your OS drive.

That means that the OS drive is free to do other things, and not always be referencing the page file.

Hope this helps.


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I have a bay trail tablet running windows 8.1 with a 32GB eMMC. It has 5GB as recovery, 9GB as Android and 14.5GB as Windows. I can't seem to move the 14.5GB Windows partition to the left of the Android partition so I can delete and extend the Android partition. Do I have to reinstall Windows just to get that extra 9GB?

Also, I don't really care about backing up the tablet because it's a new install.

A:Move partition to the left that is more than 1/2 the disk

You can try to extend the Android partition with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard:

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

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I need a solution to this: I bought a used HP model DC7100 which is faster than my Dell Dimension 8100: The HP came with XP Pro sp2 installed on a small hard drive. In systems properties it shows an OEM version and a product key label for Pro is on the case. I want to install a larger hard drive but DO NOT have the Windows CD from which to install the OS onto the larger drive. What are my options?
Should I just clone the drive?
Should I buy a new install disk of XP Pro?
The drive is clean of extra software so a clone would work as a backup, but the disk would be nice to have for adding windows components?

A:[SOLVED] move OS to new drive or buy a new disk

Why do you want to install XP on a larger hard drive? Keep Windows on the small hard drive and use the larger one for storage. In most cases, this will allow XP to run smoother.

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I purchased a Gateway LX6810 multimedia.with windows vista home premium. Ther is of course other software onthe hardisk. The harddisk is Dynamic therefore i can not use my Mirror program ACRONIS Image. How do i mirror my operating system +other software to a new basic disk. I have software to then change my dynamic disk to a basic disk. Simle said i paid for vista home premium and want to keep it but place it on a basic disk not the dynamic nightmare.

A:move from dynamic disk to basic

I have a similar problem. I have a new 500 gig hard drive. About half of it is partitioned as a dynamic disk. I am running Win XP Home, which does not support dynamic disks. Is there any way to convert a dynamic partition back to a basic? None of the partitioniing programs (Partition Magic, for instance) can see the dynamic half of the hard drive. In "My Computer," my Win XP sees only 260 gigs of a 500 gig drive.

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Hello, i want too shrink my 1TB hard Drive but can't because of files at the end of disk

Does anyone know a degraggeror program that will do this???

Thanks, any help would be grateful

A:MOve files to beginning of disk ???

You can resize the partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD
Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

I always create a Backup Image before doing things like this, just in case...

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My daughters HP desktop is so corrupted with a virus or malware or something that it has become unusable. Every time any application is launched the are errors saying "...file xxxx is not a valid Windows image..."
System Restore hangs when trying to set to a previous restore point. The virus software has been turned off by the attack. Firefox launches randomly with sites offering anti-virus software. There is a large flashing box on the desktop claiming the existence of various viruses. Even safe mode does not avoid the problems.
I have another hard disk in the same computer that stores files for everyone on the network. I thought a simple solution would be to re-install XP from the original CD on to the other HD. How do I do that?

A:Solved: Want to move XP to new hard disk

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I have an old computer with a C drive with my OS and a D drive that holds my data.

I have a new computer with a C drive with my OS on it. No data yet.

Can I just take the D drive out of the old desktop, fit it in the new and that's it?

Is it really that simple?

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i removed a hard disk from my old pc,as the processor had blown,and i have windows xp pro installed,the user account i used was passworded,so when i try to access my files on the slave h/d is doesnt allow me to open the folder or access these files.....i need help......as i must get to these files,i tried using the hard drive as my master it dosent allow me to use it as the master h/d is anyway to remove this protection as i need these files!

any help appreciated


A:Can't Move Files From Slave Hard Disk

Well, you have this option, on the system you are using right now, after shut down, disconnect the hard drive (from the working system, just unplug power and data cables) change your old hard drive jumpers to Master and connect the cables you disconnected to your old drive (you can just sit the drive on something instead of installing it in the bay) and follow:

How to: Repair Windows XP/2000 if you are unable to boot into Windows .

After you do the recovery, back up your data, disconnect the old hard drive; re connect the other drive back up.

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I use Windows 7 and I know how to move Admin and Standard accounts from system partition C: to non-system D:.

But I cannot do this with the Guest account.

Can anyone help me?

Thank you.

A:How to move Guest account to non-system disk D: ?

Nobody knows?

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I am never sure what I do to cause a problem but, suddenly I cannot move an icon into a folder or delete a folder or icon on my desktop...I get that message. Won't drag and drop into trash. Same message.
Thank you for any solution.

A:cannot move file: cannot read from source or disk

Go to Start > Run, and type:

chkdsk /r

Answer "Y" to checking at boot and then reboot. Let chkdsk run when you boot and record any errors and bad sectors mentioned.

Your drive may be going. But we'll need to check to be sure.

Does this happen with all files and shortcuts? Does it do the same thing in other folders? have you had any other problems with your machine?

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Hi all,

I have one 1 HDD with two logical drives. On both I have win7 installed. On the second logical disk I have MBR and old windows which I do not need in the future. Now I need to move MBR to the first logical disk. Please help me?

A:How to move MBR between logical disks in one physical disk?

As Windows can not boot with only Logical drives.
Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
Screenshot tools.
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Literally everything else works including clicking. It only happens when it reaches 100% disk usage, I can click and still navigate around my pc without the Touchapd but it just won't move! It does recover after a short period of time though. I've updated all my drivers and the disk usage is understandable, I'm moving large files around. I've tried using a usb mouse as well and it didn't help. Oh, as I went to click submit i realized my mouse is frozen right now...but i can very clearly still type, the mouse just won't move

A:My mouse won't move when disk usage 100% can still click

I found someone else with the same problem, I don't know if his was due to disk usage but I'm guessing it is from his description My mouse stops working no matter what I do!

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How can I move files from hard disk C to disk D?

A:how move files between hard disk drives

and welcome to the Forum

Open each drive with Windows Explorer . . highlight the files you want ot move, right click on one and hold . . drag to the target drive and release . . choose Move.

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My computer is telling my that i have very low disk space, because my "C:" drive is entirely full, but my "D:" drive is empty. My computer is acting strangely (like freezing and making everything turn huge and differently-colored) due to this memory space problem. How can I move some of the files that are filling my full drive into the empty one? Pleeaasse help, this has been a problem for a while and I can't take it anymore. Thanks a lot.

A:How can I move files between hard disk drives?

I recommend that you move your My Documents folder and your Desktop to your D: drive, as well as any other files (pictures, videos etc) that you might consider irreplaceable.

You can use Tweak UI:


Download > Install > Open it > expand My Computer > click on Special Folders > select Desktop > click on Change Location and select a place on your D: drive.

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So I recently formatted my Windows 8.1 system and installed Windows 10. But it seems that the setup decided to set my System parition to a separate HDD (G: ) and put the bootmgr and all the boot files there, instead of using the left-over 350MB System Reserved partition on my primary SSD that Windows 8.1 had used. So of course now if I removed that disk, I wouldn't be able to boot anymore.

So what'll be the best way to move all of the boot files and system partition setting back to my old 350MB System Reserved partition? Will I need to disconnect all the other drives and do a repair install of Windows 10? Or can I manually move the files and partition settings over? The old partition is still marked as Active, so maybe I can just move all the Boot related files from G: to the 350MB partition and it'll just work? Maybe mark G: as INACTIVE too

Here is what my Disk Management looks like.

A:Move system partition to primary disk?

Changing the Boot Partition

EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

Scroll down to the register button. Click register. You don't have to enter a name or email address, just click download.

Judging from the screenshot you posted, though, the system should be booting from the 350mb partition on the SSD that is already there. Which physical drive is bios set to boot from?

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I'm trying to move a System Reserved partition from Disk 1 (failing) to Disk 2.

I recently had to purchase a new hard drive after receiving a "S.M.A.R.T. bad backup and replace" message upon bootup. However, I've been unable to get rid of my failing hard drive (Disk 1) because of the System Reserved partition (or I at least believe that may be the problem). If I physically disconnect Disk 1 I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" message, regardless of the BIOS boot order.

Long story short:
I want to retire my failing hard drive (Disk 1) and have only Disk 0 and my new hard drive (Disk 2) installed in my computer.

If possible, I would like a step by step procedure (I'm quite the layman in this area).
I've also already copied all the data I wish to keep from Disk 1 -> 2.

Thank you for your time.

Note: I don't usually post on forums, be gentle.

A:How do I move a System Reserved partition to another disk

Hello and welcome Mobius mate first some system specs would be good
System Info - See Your System Specs

A screen shot of the disk management would also help too. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management > take a shot of that screen I use the snipping tool but you can use whatever means you like.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
I keep it on the taskbar (Start > type snip > right click on the blue reference and > Pin to taskbar) Save the snips to pictures or desktop doesn't really matter somewhere you can find them easy when you snip it's easy to delete afterwards anyway. The you go down under the message box to Manage attachments > Browse > click on the snip or pic > Upload when it is uploaded you post back your reply

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Recently I downloaded the new Windows 8. In the past I have been able with no problem to transfer songs etc. to my phone disk which is plugged into my "Removable Disk F". Now when I try it, it says " The disk is write protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk". I never got this before and some of the same songs that I have already tranferred in the past will not tranfer now. Any idea what I need to do to solve this? Thanks for the help.

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i have coplue of drives in my computer. i installed vista on my new western digital disk, but for some unknown reason boot sector is on seagate disk!!!!!!! and that disk will die soon, so i would like to move boot sector to WD. how do i do that, and that i do not loose any information?

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Seems to be normal, I was told. But as this happens anyway, i want to slow down the process as hard as possible. F.ex. by using ccleaner and transferring the temp-folder to another partition, etc.

Yet there seem to be strange things happening. I just encoded a video to a non-C-location. during the encoding the C: partition gained a few hundred MB's. But as the encoding was finished, those few hundred mb's didnt delete themselves again, even after running ccleaner.

So, basically all i did was encoding a file which is not on C: into another file, which also is not on C:. Yet C: gained finally a few hundres mb's.

Anyone know why that is?

A:C-Partition gets bigger and bigger

When you run C cleaner, by default it looks for certain areas... particularly when you are decoding / encoding videos it will create a temp file.

If the temp file is not inside the Windows Directory, the Cleaner won't find it unless you tell it to look there.

Also, if your encoder / decoder program is not told to delete the left behinds it will in fact keep the temp files there as well. There are a lot of scenarios.

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I have the following issue. I have backed up drive letter C; which has windows 8.1 on it using recovery-> system image backup and selected partition Gthe same HDD). I then realized that I am running out of space on that partition. Right click on WindowsSystemImageBackup folder (partition G-> Properties => show 0 bytes. But that partition has some very little space after backing up. So I think that the backup image is not 0 at all. If I double click it it ask me to provide admin permission...

So, my question: How do I move the backup to an external HDD. Can I just cut+paste it? Or it will now work anymore? Also, if I have other pc (same configuration) will I be able to restore it on that pc using my extrenal HDD.

Thank you in advance.

A:Windows 8 system image backup move to another disk

I suggest you try - Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download - {The Standard version}
It's so much easier than what you are doing.

Someone here will probably come along with advice on how you are doing things.

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Hi to Bleeping Computer
Can anyone advise?
I have an external drive with 3 Primary Partions and 1 (one) Free Space. The drive is used for backups.
A screenshot from Disk Management of the external drive is in the attached file
I  would like to move the 27.42 GB Free Space into Extern  Disk Part 1 (L) 223.87 GB NTFS Healthy  Primary Partition
I cannot see how I can do this using Windows 7 Disk Management.
If I format the Free Space 27.42 GB with NTFS it becomes a Logical Drive. Should I format it or  not?
Is there anyway that  I can move it as either Free Space or as an NTFS Logical Drive into Extern  Disk Part 1 (L) 223.87 GB NTFS Healthy  Primary Partition
I  appreciate any help.

A:Windows 7 Disk Management Move and Expand Partitions

I would do it by the following method. First download and install Partition Wizard. All the steps done virtually. Click the apply to have Partition Wizard complete the steps.
Select Partition M: and select Move. Move the Partition by left clicking the partition box and dragging it until it is adjacent to partition K: This will give you free space after M:
Select Partition L: Select Move/Resize and left  click the left arrow and drag to the left to increase the size of L: until it is adjacent to partition M:
Click apply

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Atm I have 500GB array from two 250GB in raid0 with Vista on it... its using up about 90GB of space (leaving around 375GB free) and I want to shrink the partition to say 100GB (see below). Then I want to reformat the unallocated space (~350GB) to be used by my Windows 7 install on my SSD. I know you can use the Disk Management in device manager to do all this but I want the 350GB free space partition to be at the front of the disk (the fastest) and have the old 100GB Vista partition right at the end (in the slowest part I guess, which its ok cos I will rarely boot into it). Is this possible?

About above... just wondering when I shrink the partition to 100GB even though it is only using 90GB is 10GB a good enough buffer for windows to not spaz out? Or is it even too much can I get away with just 2-3GB buffer... I wont be installing or writing anything new to it. It will be mainly just for reading data and booting.

A:Move partition to the front of the disk (the fastest part)?

Coool thanks they do a trial version should be good enough?

Btw I heard that you need 12.5% free space for the MFT zone is this true? It would be around 13GB for me.

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I have installed Linux and then Windows 7 (not 8 as my profile says, I'll correct), but I've removed Linux as it doesn't work well here, now I have free disk space at begin of it and Windows is located in the middle of it so I've the fastest part of the disk unused and I would want to know how can I "move" the C: Partition to the begin of the disk, here is the image of my disk in computer management:

Many thanks for the help :)

A:[SOLVED] Move Windows partition to begin of disk

I would recommend using Partition Wizard Home Edition to resize the Windows 7 partition for novice reasons Just follow the guides at the website how to resize a partition. Windows will have to reboot to finish the steps to resize.

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I have a disk that mainly contains data files. My disk have bad sectors and some of the files cannot be moved to another disk (it will stuck when moving and never complete 100%), most files are still normal (can read/edit/move). My Macrium reflect software is unable to do a backup on that disk.
Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics failed, quick test did not complete, screenshot https://i.imgur.com/Xx7VXgu.png

I read that sometimes chkdsk /r can destroy hard disk and make it worse, and I am afraid to do any more things to it, I have some questions.

1. Should I do chkdsk /r first then save all the files to another new hard disk to replace the old hard disk?

2. Should I move all the files that are movable to a new hard disk (there will be some files that cannot be moved), then do chkdsk /r then move the files to a new hard disk?

3. Is moving or copying better? Is there some program that can auto skip the file that is stuck while move/copying? (so I do not need to stay by the PC to click next/skip when a file is stuck)

4. What is the the proper way to do chkdsk /r and is /r correct? Some say do it in DOS, some say do it in windows.


A:Bad sectors on hard disk and move file problem

I'm at work, so I can't see the imgur files, but yeah, that hard drive is failing and you need to get your data off asap and replace it. Bad sectors will never fix themselves. /r will try to repair the files, but if you've tried that and it failed, you don't want to stress the drive any further. I would just copy what you can to the new drive and go from there. If you can't get all the data off, I'm assuming you have a backup in place so the data loss won't be critical.

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Am running Windows XP Pro and True Image Workstation 9.1:
I clone my C drive (250GB) to my D drive (250GB) monthly. Several months in a row
no problem. Latest attempt results in message that data movement failed due to
partition problems. Suggesstion run chkdsk to correct problem. Ran chkdsk with /f and /r
switches. Same failure message received. Any helpful suggestion would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks, JPE

A:Acronis TI disk cloning failure to move data

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I have a 5+ year old PC that I'm planning to replace. I have a separate boot and data hard drive. I replaced the boot drive almost 2 years ago when it died with a SATA2 and installed Win 7 ultimate 64-bit on it. I replaced my data drive in January with a SATA3 one.

I plan to move my data drive to the new PC w/o issue. I was thinking of also moving my boot disk to the new PC or cloning it to a new boot drive then moving it. Are there reasons not to move my boot drive or a clone of it to the new PC?

The idea behind cloning my existing boot disk to a new one is that my boot disk is already almost 2 years old, so I want to start with a new drive that is
1-faster SATA3
2-less likely to fail within next 5 years

Is there free cloning software that can clone a boot drive on a sector level when the drive make & models are different (as long as the target drive is larger than the source drive)?

I expect my new PC to last 5 years.

I'm trying to avoid the time to re-install the OS, my applications, etc. I know Win 7 will complain about it seeing new hardware, but I'm thinking it will install drivers it needs during first boot, then I can install drivers from CD/DVD that comes with the motherboard, then update them with the latest drivers from the internet. Is there something else that will happen that makes this a bad idea?

Also, can motherboards handle different sized memory DIMMs, if they are the same speed? I think most motherboards only have 4 DI... Read more

A:is it possible to move existing boot disk to new PC to avoid re-instal

First, prepare your Windows installation to be moved to new hardware, Method Two in this tutorial is what you need: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

When you have done that you can create your image with free Macrium Reflect tool as told in this tutorial: Imaging with free Macrium

Please read the warnings and notes in the beginning of both tutorials very carefully!


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I have genuine windows 7 license installed on HDD 1TB, I bought a new HDD 2TB. So I want to move windows 7 license to the new HDD.

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The longer my PC stays on, the more and more memory seems to get used up. In the resource monitor, it shows the 'modified memory' as the culprit, starting at less than 100Mb when the PC is booted up, to a whopping 9Gb at it's peak. I've not installed any new updates or programs leading up to this problem, but I'm not sure how long ago it started.
See screenshots for more details.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16281 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated


A:Big Memory Leak (modified memory gets bigger and bigger)

Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);Click to expand...

Your computer appears to have a HUGE amount of personal data and a LOT of installed apps.

That equates to a LOT of hard drive activity and a LOT of running processes.

Let's see an image of the entire list in the "Startup" tab of the Task Manager.


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I had only 1 hard drive c with only 12 % free space . I had a new hard disk added on hard drive d. I used the following software programs clean disk which did clean temporary files etc., search & destroy to get rid of spyware & diskeeper lite to defrag hard disk. i also removed unwanted programs from add/remove programs. The most free space I could get for free space is 14 %. I have windows xp pro os .I don't have the cds because when i had the pc built all the software was installed but the vendor never gave me the cds for any of the hardware. I would like to increase the free space on hard drive c by moving what ever files or programs i can to new added on volume d. What ever programs files etc I can "automatically " move to hard drive D if possible.Any other advice about this problem is appreciated. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Also, does any one know that offers A + certification courses "online" with hands on experience? The reason i ask about hands on experince becuase i beleive that is the best way to learn about just about any topic. Being a radiological yechnologist & nuclear medicne technologisy i think it' very important to correlate what one learns fron class to apply that to hands on experince. I am presently unable to work because of a lumbar spine injury & am very interested in learning about building computers & trouble shooting problems (A + certification) with hands on experience. Any advice is much a... Read more

A:how to move files & programs from drive c to added on new volume hard disk d?

You can just drag and drop data files from C: to D:, but any programs you want to move will have to be uninstalled from C: and reinstalled on D:

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