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Replacing a Laptop HDD

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So guys,

I have a 50GBish HDD in my Lappy, but I want to upgrade it something more like.. 200GBish..

How can I do this without having to reinstall Windows and all that?

I have an external hard drive that I can back everything up onto if need be..

Anything?

Hard Drives aren't my specialty
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You're going to have to reinstall windows. Just save all your programs and stuff and reinstall.
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Lame.. I'll just keep my External HDD then. Oh well.
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If you find re-installing Windows is too much effort (which it isn't at all), then you could consider creating an image of your existing HDD?

Programs like Norton Ghost etc might be worth looking into.
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you can use imaging software like jinja_ninja said. Norton ghost, Acronis true image, I personally use Paragon partition manager.
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post #6 of 6
I've used Acronis and Ghost. Both work very well. Just save the image file to your external, then image the new drive via your desktop or your laptop. I would use your desktop to make it easier.

Just make sure you don't have software that's limited to using a destination drive/partition that is the same size as the original.
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