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#1 M_Lyons10

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 15:04

Hi everyone. I realize this is probably a stupid question, but I just purchased a laptop with a 5400 RPM hard drive in it and want to replace it with a 7200 RPM hard drive, but I've never done that before.

So, my stupid question is how do I get all of my stuff (and Windows) onto the new hard drive so that I can put that in the laptop and use it?

Thanks everyone for your help. :)



#2 Hum

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 15:09

Do a clone version from your old drive to the new one, using a external drive case.

http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

2.5 HDD USB 2.0 HARD DRIVE SATA EXTERNAL CASE ENCLOSURE

http://www.rakuten.c.../219945160.html

#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 15:11

yeah, external cloning would be the best, easiest option.

#4 +warwagon

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 15:19

I truly hope you have a laptop with an easy to remove hard drive.

#5 OP M_Lyons10

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 17:49

Thank you everyone for your help. I will definitely check out those links and everything. I looked at the laptop and it doesn't appear the hard drive should be much of a problem replacing... It's not a Macbook Air or anything... But I do really appreciate the help. Now just to get everything together I guess so that I can get this upgraded. :)

Thanks Again,

#6 JJ_

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 18:17

Why don't you throw an SSD into the mix to spruce up the laptop and keep the 5400rpm drive for storage. My old Dell C2D laptop has a 5400rpm OS drive. It sure is a PITA and bottlenecks doing almost anything and everything.



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