Change Hard disk with Windows 98
Posted on 1999-01-12
I want to relace my c: drive with a new larger disk but do not want to reinstall Windows 98. This is because I would then need to go through the Windows Update route again and spend hours online to Microsoft downloading all the updates again.
Idea 1 - is to install the new drive as D: and format it (system) then copy everything across. I don't think I can use diskcopy because the drives are different sizes but think there is a version of xcopy (xcopy32?) that will support long file names etc. Then remove the old drive and set up the new as primary.
Idea 2 - would be to use driveimage to create an image on the new drive and resize to the maximum. this may give me a problem because the drive is fat32 and driveimage does not support that format (I think).
Idea 3 - I have a third drive available, can I backup to it and restore to the new one?
I do not have access to a tape device.
Any other suggestions or possibilities that don't cost greenbacks?