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How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

2008-11-21, 17:40 PM

I have a T400 without optical drive. Want to change hard drive.  What's the easiest way to copy OS and files to the new hd? Thanks.

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Re: How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

2008-11-21, 18:03 PM

Hello,

 

I would suggest to use Acronis True Image.

 

Make a clone of your hdd onto an usb-drive. 

 

Then attach your new hdd into your system (the other way round won´t work!)

and play back the image from your external hdd.

 

Please read here for further suggestions.

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Re: How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

2008-11-22, 1:09 AM

How about buying an external DVD-Drvie (USB).

The are not really expensive anymore...

 

 

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Re: How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

2008-11-22, 19:12 PM
Does the hidden partition work the same way on a new HDD after replacing it the way Agotthelf mentioned?
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Re: How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

2008-11-22, 22:32 PM

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Does the hidden partition work the same way on a new HDD after replacing it the way Agotthelf mentioned?

Maybe....Maybe not...guess it depends on how you clone it. Will need to follow the user instructions for the Acronis software. Hopefully it will work. I wouldnt get your hopes up.

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