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Old 02-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Hard Drive wont properly work

Installed a new hard drive today, Samsung 2TB. I went about to clone my old drive to the new one so I wouldn't have to reinstall my OS. This didn't work. It copied all the files but it couldnt boot. So I re-installed Windows on the new Hard Drive but 1 problem occurs.
When I try to move a file over to this hard drive it begins to copy it. Not simply a drag drop move like with my last hard drive. It just makes a copy like if it was an external HDD.

Is there anyway to fix this.
Better yet, is there a decent way of fully cloning a drive so this doesn't happen?

Thank you

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Hard Drive wont properly work

I'd recommend saving what you want, and doing a fresh install of the OS. I just did this, and while it sucks to reinstall everything, it's much smoother then trying to mirror everything IMO.

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Any time you move files between any type of storage media like that, windows default action is to copy files, and not move them.

I would copy what you want to the new drive, then wipe the old drive out if needed.
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