tranfer from old HDD to new HDD

palmero

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I have a Western Digital HDD and will be removing it and putting in another comp. I want to replace it with a bigger one, but before I do that I will need to partition the new. When doing that will it give me an option to transfer all files? And if so do I even need to partiioin the new HDD? Thnx
 

technoman2

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you might want to create an image of your HDD if you want to use the same OS and Programs.

Would you want to image your HDD?
 

palmero

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well 1st of all I might add I am not very bright when it comes to computers, I have no education it that field. So when you ask me about imaging I have no idea what you are talking about.

I would like to use the same OS but my main concern was just making sure I can Transfer all old files from 1 to another. I guess I just want to know the steps that need to be taken to do that.

You see I'm building my wife a computer and I was going to giver her my old HD and I was going to buy myself a bigger one. But before I take out the old and erase I just want to make sure how to transfer everything to the new.
 

technoman2

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an image is all the files copied of your HDD with registries and your OS and user accounts will still be there so you don't need to reinstall anything.
 

palmero

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well then yes, iguess that is what I want. Otherwise if Im following you correctly instead of imaging everything I can just pik and choose what I want Transfered ? I dont want that , I want everything the way it is now .
 

palmero

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the software that comes with the Western Digital HD will that give me the option to transfer everything including OS??
 
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