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  • Create a back-up image of your HDD Win7 move to another HDD

    To move a windows 7 install from your old hard drive to your new one.

    All you need is a hard drive big enough to carry the image. It can be internal or external.

    Goto Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Create a system image.

    Also create a System Repair disc (although i am sure that your original boot DVD will work).

    If you have more than 2 internal hard drives one thing to check when you restore your drive is in the advanced options because you have to unselect the drives you DON'T want to apply the saved image too... Bit wierd but thats the only thing to check.

    For those moving to a larger hard disk it will create an identically sized partition but once you boot into your new installation you can easy have the Disk management "extend" the drive space. (REALLY IMPRESSED MS!)

    All you have to do is open Windows Explorer > Right click on 'Computer' > Manage > Disk Management > Right click on the partition that holds the OS > select EXPAND... > then select next. INSTANTLY makes the space ready.

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    Indeed, very useful. ^^
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