Homer wants advice

bjmh, Mar 10, 2:15am
i have a desktop computer ,local disk is nearly full 14.6GB,computer repair man has put a storage ( E)in system capacity 279GB..am i able to move prorams to the E drive or would it be better to upgrade the c drive..originally i asked computer man to upgrade my computer and this is what he did,he has since vacated the country.

kiwicon, Mar 10, 2:28am
put your "files" into that drive, like movies, music, pictures etc..

what size is your orginal hard drive (C:\) if it is quite small, say 40GB or so then you could ghost your stuff from the smaller drive c:\ to your new bigger drive


bjmh, Mar 10, 2:33am
yepC drive is miniscule, are you able to tell me how to put stuff into E drive..simplyplease.

little_egypt, Mar 10, 2:37am
Read this. It's the easiest way to do it;
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310147

bjmh, Mar 10, 2:47am
thanks for your help ..little egypt the link is the go ..cheers

drcspy, Mar 10, 2:49am
yeh I dont think that'll really cover it

get a tech to

partition the big drive
ghost the old system onto the new partition.

it's EASY and shouldn't cost you more than about an hours labour.....

little_egypt, Mar 10, 2:56am
Up to the OP. My answer is simple and works and won't cost them anything but the time to read that page and follow the instructions.. ghosting to the new drive might not be so simple if for example the new drive is SATA and windows was originally installed to an IDE drive. Very common, and AFAIK requires a complete reinstall or something fairly close to it.

bjmh, Mar 10, 3:36am
i just followed little eygpt link instructions..worked a treat even for a D.O.H !!like me,have freed up heaps on C drive..thanks again

bjmh, Mar 11, 2:15am
i have a desktop computer ,local disk is nearly full 14.6GB,computer repair man has put a storage ( E)in system capacity 279GB.am i able to move prorams to the E drive or would it be better to upgrade the c drive.originally i asked computer man to upgrade my computer and this is what he did,he has since vacated the country.

bjmh, Mar 11, 2:33am
yepC drive is miniscule, are you able to tell me how to put stuff into E drive.simplyplease.

little_egypt, Mar 11, 2:37am
Read this. It's the easiest way to do it;
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310147

bjmh, Mar 11, 2:47am
thanks for your help .little egypt the link is the go .cheers

drcspy, Mar 11, 2:49am
yeh I dont think that'll really cover it

get a tech to

partition the big drive
ghost the old system onto the new partition.

it's EASY and shouldn't cost you more than about an hours labour.

little_egypt, Mar 11, 2:56am
Up to the OP. My answer is simple and works and won't cost them anything but the time to read that page and follow the instructions. ghosting to the new drive might not be so simple if for example the new drive is SATA and windows was originally installed to an IDE drive. Very common, and AFAIK requires a complete reinstall or something fairly close to it.

bjmh, Mar 11, 3:36am
i just followed little eygpt link instructions.worked a treat even for a D.O.H !like me,have freed up heaps on C drive.thanks again

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