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Topic # 113184 8-Jan-2013 21:42
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I had a PC running out of disk so decided to add a new drive.  So now I have an elderly IDE drive and the (new ) SATAII one.  The old drive has C: on it and I would like to move this to the new drive.  Both drives can be seen by the BIOS but the new drive cannot be put into the boot sequence - so is not bootable

Mini-tool Partition Wizard (is very like Partition Magic was) has no facility to do this that I can find and in fact with the aid of Google it seems that the simplest means of achieving this is simply to reinstall Win 8 to a new partition on the new drive (using the ISO file burnt to DVD) and take the hit of reactivation and Update downloads.

I had been hoping to simply copy the contents of C: to the new drive then change the boot device - but this seems impossible.  Is there a way to do this though?

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  Reply # 742022 9-Jan-2013 06:40
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All the HDD manufacturers have their own software to do exactly this, with Seagate using a cut down version of Acronis True Image which is very good.

You haven't said what brand of HDD you have, but you can only use the software for the brand of HDD you have.

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