[Pony Help] Moving a Data Partition between Drives?

Posted: 12-31-2008, 07:39 PM

My Vista laptop came with a 200GB 7200RPM hard drive that wa
partitioned into two partitions: Windows and Data. This is really kin
of a dumb idea but I kept it that way and used the Data partition fo
all of my programs. Now I have bought a second hard drive for my lapto
(it can hold two). I've got a 500GB 5400RPM drive and I want to use tha
for my Data.

Can I move my data partition over to the second drive, expand it t
fill the whole drive, and have everything work correctly in windows
(Right now it's drive letter D??

How do I do this

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[Pony Help] Moving a Data Partition between Drives?
Posted: 12-31-2008, 08:21 PM

My Vista laptop came with a 200GB 7200RPM hard drive that wa
partitioned into two partitions: Windows and Data. This is really kin
of a dumb idea but I kept it that way and used the Data partition fo
all of my programs. Now I have bought a second hard drive for my lapto
(it can hold two). I've got a 500GB 5400RPM drive and I want to use tha
for my Data.

Can I move my data partition over to the second drive, expand it t
fill the whole drive, and have everything work correctly in windows
(Right now it's drive letter D??

How do I do this

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Re: [Pony Help] Moving a Data Partition between Drives?
Posted: 12-31-2008, 10:17 PM
On Thu, 1 Jan 2009 01:09:52 +0530, thomasames
<thomasames.3lauve@DoNotSpam.com> wrote:
>
>My Vista laptop came with a 200GB 7200RPM hard drive that was
>partitioned into two partitions: Windows and Data. This is really kind
>of a dumb idea but I kept it that way and used the Data partition for
>all of my programs. Now I have bought a second hard drive for my laptop
>(it can hold two). I've got a 500GB 5400RPM drive and I want to use that
>for my Data.
>
>Can I move my data partition over to the second drive, expand it to
>fill the whole drive, and have everything work correctly in windows?
>(Right now it's drive letter D??
Use Disk Management to partition and format the 500 GB drive.
Drag and drop data from D: to the 500 GB drive.
Use Disk Management to change the drive letter of D: to an unused
letter.
Use Disk Management to change the drive letter of the 500 GB drive to
D:.
>
>How do I do this?
DL
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Re: [Pony Help] Moving a Data Partition between Drives?
Posted: 01-04-2009, 10:18 AM
You can move Data, you cannot move Programs, they would all have to be
reinstalled

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> My Vista laptop came with a 200GB 7200RPM hard drive that was
> partitioned into two partitions: Windows and Data. This is really kind
> of a dumb idea but I kept it that way and used the Data partition for
> all of my programs. Now I have bought a second hard drive for my laptop
> (it can hold two). I've got a 500GB 5400RPM drive and I want to use that
> for my Data.
>
> Can I move my data partition over to the second drive, expand it to
> fill the whole drive, and have everything work correctly in windows?
> (Right now it's drive letter D??
>
> How do I do this?
>
>
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