April 16th, 2002, 12:56 AM
Huge hard drive ?'s
I am going to buy an 80+ GB hard, and have a few questions. I am still pretty new at this stuff.
Is there an easy way to move applications to the new drive from my existing drive? Is it best to totally reinstall a program, or could I move it to the new drive, and have it show up in the Start menu? I have some games that I would rather move than reinstall and re-patch, etc.
I am using Windows 98se. I have Partitionmagic 4.0, and it has a program called MagicMover, but it only seems to move a program already installed to a new folder.
Also, any recommendations for partition size and number? I currently have 3 partitions. I will be upgrading to XP, and will want to have a dual boot option to Win 98.
April 16th, 2002, 03:30 AM
If you use Ghost or DriveImage, you can copy the partition(s) over to the new drive, and everything will work as before.
As far as partitioning the drive, that's more of a personal preference - I usually like one partition for the OS/programs, and a larger partition (~75% of the drive) for my data.
April 17th, 2002, 03:35 AM
Thanks for the info. I would like to just move a bunch of games without reinstalling them all. It wouldn't be the entire partition. Would Ghost still work for that?
April 17th, 2002, 04:30 AM
Ghost will copy an entire drive or partition, but not individual files or folders...
April 17th, 2002, 10:49 AM
According to this month's edition of MaximumPC, WinXP performs best with one partition.
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