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My Windows 2000 Server has only 1 40GB IDE hard drive with two partitions.  The C partition is only 4GB and is almost full.  I need to perform an update on one of my applications but don't have enough room on the C partition to allow the update.

I installed an 80GB drive and partitioned it with 2 partitions of 15GBdrive and 62GB.  I have been trying unsuccessfully to use Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Tools to create the new boot disk using the windows version of Data Lifequard Tools.  Obviously this isn't going to work for me.  Can you advise me on another tool to use?
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You should use Acronis True Image (or similar cloning software) to this. I dont think WD tool can do that on sever type.
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by:rindi
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Follow leew's instructions to clean out C and the whole operation isn't necessary. You can use your new disk for data.

http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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by:glenn_1984
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If the update is getting hung up on the location of temporary files, you can change this.
Right click on My Computer, left click on properties.

Advanced, Advanced change location of virtual memory file...or make it smaller.

Advanced,  Environment Variables...change location of c:\tmp and c:\temp top and bottom sections.
Delete all files that you can from c:\temp and c:\tmp and \documents and settings\ temp folders.
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I was able to use Ghost 2003 to clone the drive and then made the cloned drive my master.  It worked without any issue.
Thank you.
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