View Full Version : 2nd hard drive install

06-17-2011, 08:03 AM
i just installed a momentus xt hhd in my g53sw and i was wondering how to get rid of the stupid partitions and at least move the os files onto the new hhd without deleting any data

06-17-2011, 08:23 AM
i personally use norton ghost to capture an image first, then wipe the hard drive clean including the partitions, and then restore the image. there could be some free software out there but i never used anything aside from norton ghost, so i wouldn't know.

06-17-2011, 12:57 PM
You can use disk management on windows 7 to remove partitions. I've used xxclone with great success for cloning drives, and its free.

Area 66
06-17-2011, 01:45 PM
CloneZilla will do it too.

06-17-2011, 04:50 PM
ok i used xxclone, can i just delete the old files even if they are os files?

06-17-2011, 07:16 PM
After you are done cloning the original drive, and it's working properly, you can delete the old partition make a new one.