Copying Hard Drive, but preserving Drive Letter Assignment
Posted on 2007-03-30
I have Ghost 10.0. I want to copy my current active harddrive to a new harddrive (its bigger). Now, I'm just wondering, is there any way to get it to copy "C:" over to the new drive, but keep the drive letter? I tried it once, but I had created a partition beforehand and it had a dfiferent drive letter. the copy went over fine, even got it to boot to windows, but almost nothing worked right because all the paths pointed to "C:" instead of the current drive letter. So, I need to preserve the drive letter in the copy, but don't know how. So, can anyone tell me how I could possibly make an image on some DVDs or CDs with Ghost 10.0? At least this way, I can remove my old hard drive, boot to the drive image and when I copy it over, I can assign the "C:" to the new drive.
So far, the only method I tried was: I created a partition using WinXP, I then used the "Copy Hard Drive" function of Ghost 10 to copy it to the new partition (which is on the new drive). However, since both my old drive and new drive are running under windows at the same time, I couldn't give the old drive the letter assignment of "C:". I know I've seen Ghost images on DVDs before, I just can't figure out how to do it. Also, I have PartitionMagic 8, but its not installed yet. If you know of any way that will help, that'd be great.