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Can you duplicate files onto an other drive?

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ok well my parents want a hd, and a good SATA one is cheap and supports 3gb/s and all that, this one is an IDE 2mb of cache, it came out of the HP Pavilion they intended to get a hdd for themselves but an empty SATA port is just killing me

ANYWAYS, if i get a new drive is there any way to put everything i have onto that drive?

i was thinking make it a slave then copy EVERYTHING onto it, then make it a master and boot from it....but how would i do that?

EDIT: oh i can just click on the C drive and click copy then go to the other one and click Paste, but would it actually copy absolutely everything even the OS to make it bootable?
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http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...s/HDCopy.shtml
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how long would this take anyways? and would the way i mensioned actually work?
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i dont know but probably a while and i dont think by dragging youll get everything
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Won't this create problems with the operating system?
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...would the way i mensioned actually work?
No. Not for Windows.
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ugh, windows sucks
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post #8 of 9
You can just drag the program files folder and any other folders BUT NOT THE WINDOWS FOLDER! And you will have to install Windows on the new drive first as installing Windows will format the drive! Also therea are no slaves in SATA

EDIT/// Dragging the program files folder WILL NOT make the programs work either, SOME will (will need to make new shortcuts) but most will not work and you will need to reisntall them.
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thats y you use HD COPY it makes an identical copy of you hd
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