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I just got a new WD 640GB HD today. Is there software/tool to transfer all files from my old HD to the new HD without installing the Windows OS again?
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yeah it's called ghost.
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I believe western has a tool to do that, but I'm doing the exact same thing at the moment with my RMAed Seagate, and this is what I'm trying out. Haven't used it yet though.

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/

Burn to CD, boot from CD, let it do it's thang. There's no reason it shouldn't work really.
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I believe western has a tool to do that, but I'm doing the exact same thing at the moment with my RMAed Seagate, and this is what I'm trying out. Haven't used it yet though.

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/

Burn to CD, boot from CD, let it do it's thang. There's no reason it shouldn't work really.
So, can I boot from the new hard drive after the copy?
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Yup. It does sector by sector copies, it shouldn't be a problem. If the hard drive you are flashing too is bigger that the original one, you might have to extend the primary partition to fit the entire newer drive... but don't take my word for it.
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Thanks. Rep+
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