Serial ATA, SATA?
My current HDD is 222GB Local Disk C: and 10MB Recovery D: and the recovery keeps prompting warnings. I have tried to partition the drive with Disk Management but it would not allow an increase in the D: drive size.
If I cannot expand, how can I get ALL the data from the currently installed, to the BRAND NEW hard drive and partition it how I want. Id like to install a new HDD and have the same 2 drives just increase the size of the recovery. Guessing this requires me to reinstall my OS again.
So I have made several posts on this subject but gotten a mixture of replies. I am looking to do the following:
1.) Replace my 250GB HDD with a 1TB HDD; Both are Serial ATA (SATA)
2.) Take all my data from the 250GB and put it on the 1TB; This includes applications, game files, documents, OS (Is that possible?), etc...
3.) Remove my 250GB and just have the 1TB in the case
In order to do this I am using the following:
How To Install A New Hard Drive To Replace An Old One
However, I understand there are certain procedures one must undertake, such as setting a new inserted drive to "slave" and using BIOS to change the boot order (I believe this is only for when you keep both HDDs). What are the steps (and one may generalize, no need for Step 1: Open case, Step 2: Find HDD Bay; general computer knowledge, but the process mentioned prior I lack) I need to take in order to do goals 1-3? I have a 1TB SATA HDD and the 250GB is currently in use. The "Computer" tab on my OS looks like this:
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I wish to take ALL the data from Local Disk C: and put it on the 1TB Local Disk C:. Inside that Recovery D: drive is a file labled "PAUL-PC". When click on it the option to fully restore my computer to factory default appears; Its popup windows says "Windows Backup". When I view the files inside the backup, it has a system image restore for the CURRENT day; no days prior (Note this is not the case for factory restore points, there are multiple options).
In the process of transferring data, I wish to take the current 10GB +/- from the Recovery D: and place them in a larger Recovery D: on the new 1TB HDD. To my knowledge the Recovery D: is a drive established by the manufacturer. Attempts to extend the volume of the current partition revealed that the option is even available; even with unallocated space.
If anybody can elaborate further on this process or on the information provided, it would be much appreciated as I wish to resolve this backup space and soon to be "lack of space" issue ASAP.
No idea as to why my post got moved! I reposted it for a reason because I need help! Bumps incoming.