cloning or copying a hard drive
July 12, 2012 11:19 AM Subscribe
Copying a windows partition to bigger disk. How should I do it?
posted by sodium lights the horizon to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm giving my netbook a new hard drive, and (because it has no optical drive) I've decided I can't be bothered to install WindowsXP on it again. So I want to clone it.
What's the best choice of software to do this? As always, preferably free.
To make life easier (potentially) I have enough free SATA slots that I could plug the new and old hard drives into my desktop Vista machine and do it that was instead of trying to clone across USB. If it's in a different machine (and therefore not an active boot drive) can I just copy the files instead of cloning them?