How do I easily copy or clone a Windows boot partition onto a new hard drive?
Currently I have Windows 7 installed on C: of 20GB capacity. I install software mostly on another drive. But when I run some heavy software like 3d max or Photoshop, I face low disk space problem since only 2GB space is free in C:.
I am planning to buy a new hard disk of large capacity and want to move the OS from C: to a new partition of another hard disk.
I heard that Acronis Migrate Easy can do it in better way. But I am doubtful in the following points:
- Would moving an OS from one drive be safer – or should I install a new copy of the OS?
- My previous programs are installed on D:. So will references to previously installed software persist, after shifting/migration?
- Is there any other easier and safer way for moving an OS to a drive which is different in size?