QUOTE (ElAguila @ Jul 16 2009, 06:16 PM)
Hopefully someone can help me. I have a basic pe disc that I can boot up to. I need to replace the system drive on a machine with a larger one. I don't have access to ghost so I was wondering if this would basically copy every thing from the current drive to the new one so that I can boot from the new one. I was going to boot with pe and the do xcopy /e /s /h to copy the files to the new drive. Will this work or is there a free program that I can use? The problem with creating an image is that I don't have a drive to store image onto to hold it while I restore it to the new drive.
the xcopy won't work, at leas t NOT for a NT based system, and in case (win9x/Me) the options would have been:http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=24650&st=9
/i /s /e /r /v /k /f /c /hI SERV
You need to have also at least
the same MBR signature on the new drive (and maybe also the Volume Serial
There are ways/programs to do so from a PE, but since you would have anyway to add them to the CD and re-burn, much easier would be, if the new drive is bigger than the old one, to use the Free version of HDCLONE:http://www.miray.de/products/sat.hdclone.html#freehttp://www.miray.de/products/sat.hdclone.html#versions
Just download it, make a floppy or CD and clone the drive.