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M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

AlexLAlexL Posts: 2Member

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 MB

EFI System reserved partition - 300 MB

System reserved partition - 128 MB

"Acer (C)" - 218 GB

DATA (D)" - 218 GB

Push 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

Best Answer

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,018 Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer

    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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