Adding new primary drive

My C: drive is a 50 GB SSD drive that is getting quite full.

I've purchased a 128 GB SSD that I would like to make my new C: drive.

I don't know if you can copy a whole drive over or not but really don't want to re-install everything.

Any ideas?
hrolsonsAsked:
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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
i suggest the free paragon B&R software : http://www.paragon-software.com/free/
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
There's plenty of software out there that makes this kind of job fairly easy.
Some of them are described here (acronis is my favourite)

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/282555-32-copy-drive-make-boot#.

And here
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/move-full-operating-system-pc/
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McKnifeCommented:
There are free tools that can manage this, one is called clonezilla.
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noxchoConnect With a Mentor Global Support CoordinatorCommented:
Make it easy with a tool designed exactly for these cases: http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/migrate-OS-to-SSD/
Migrate OS to SSD from Paragon.
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nobusCommented:
noxcho - it is from one SSD to the other SSD
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
it is from one SSD to the other SSD
There is no difference. This tool can even move the OS from one HDD to another HDD. Don't be mislead by the name.
It will do for you what you need and control that the partitions on new SSD got aligned properly.
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nobusCommented:
no but it is not needed imo, the free B&R should do it also
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
On B&R I'm not seeing where I can copy an entire drive to another?
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
So I backed up C:(5oGB SSD) to a big hard drive I have.  Then restored the backup to E:(128GB SSD).

Then I physically unplugged the 50 GB and plugged in the 128 GB and it booted up just fine.  Only problem is that when I go into File Manager, the 128 GB drive thinks it's only 50 GB.
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noxchoConnect With a Mentor Global Support CoordinatorCommented:
Yes, this fuss is not needed with Migrate OS to SSD because it clones drive instead of backup and recovery.
Now go to Wincows Disk Management - right click on C: parititon and use Extend.
To get to Disk Management - right click on My Computer - Manage - Disk Management.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Btw, during restore there is an option to allocate all space to partition.
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
Perfect!!!
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