Hard Drive Upgrade

An Install Guide On How To Upgrade Your Own PC Hard Drive

Hard Drive Upgrade Install Guide

Clone Old Hard Drive To New Hard Drive (continued)

Norton Ghost shows the "Destination Drive Details", meaning it shows what the destination drive partitioning (the new hard drive) will look like after the hard drive clone completes. In most cases the old hard drive has a smaller capacity than the new hard drive. Norton Ghost handles this by giving each partition on the new hard drive the same percentage of total hard disk space as it had on the old hard drive, so each new partition is proportionally larger than it's old hard drive counterpart. You can see this under the "New Size" and "Old Size" columns. Norton Ghost does not allow you to change the new partition sizes. It may look like the values in the rectangles under the "New Size" column can be modified, but any changes made are not kept. Clicking on the "OK" button at the bottom of the screen (not shown) brings up the next window.
Norton Ghost boot disk display of destination hard drive details as it will look after the clone.


This prompt from Norton Ghost indicates it has all the input it needs and gives one last chance to think about it before the old hard drive is copied (cloned) to the new hard drive. Clicking on "Yes" starts the copy (clone) operation.
Norton Ghost Proceed with disk clone? last chance prompt.



Skip Ahead

  What You Need For A Hard Drive Upgrade - Home
  Screws, Antistatic Wrist Strap, Hard Drive Fitness Test
  Norton Ghost
  Norton Ghost Boot Disk Select Type
  Norton Ghost Boot Disk Create
  Norton Ghost Finish
  Old Hard Drive Partitions
  General Considerations About Upgrading The Hard Drive
  BIOS Changes
  Add The New Hard Drive - Jumper Pins
  Mounting Holes, Drive Cage
  Hard Drive Connectors
  Mounted In Drive Cage
  Installed Inside Computer
  Recognized In BIOS
  Hard Drive Fitness Test
  Copy Old Hard Drive To New Hard Drive
  Norton Ghost Source And Destination
  Norton Ghost Destination Drive Details
  Norton Ghost Progress And Finish
  Final Steps
  Site Map


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