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    I have a the main drive going bad,its doing a SFC at each boot up and finds nothing wrong so i want to replace the drive. Well, how do i replace the main drive 'C" with out having to reformat install vista the install the windows 7 upgrade. I bought the download version of the windows upgrade"bad choice" i know. so anyone wanna help?? lol

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    You need a drive imaging program like Acronis True Image, or a similar product. Even Paragon's Drive Copy Personal would be ideal. It clones your present C: drive to the new hard drive, then will boot to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    You need a drive imaging program like Acronis True Image, or a similar product. Even Paragon's Drive Copy Personal would be ideal. It clones your present C: drive to the new hard drive, then will boot to it.
    thanks i will give both a look. i am expectiong the drive to arive on the 10th so i have a couple of days to look the programs over.
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    The added advantage of Acronis True Image home is that it is a full backup solution that you will wonder how you ever lived without.
    O&O DiskImage5 is another excellent product...I've tried just about all the imaging programs there are, going way back to Drive Image by PowerQuest. I am showing my age by mentioning that.
    Last edited by James; 9th August 2010 at 14:32.

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