Copying one hard drive to another hard drive

After you install a new hard drive, you can copy your old hard drive to the new one. The new hard drive does not need to be formatted.

If the hard drive that you want to copy contains more than one partition, you must copy each partition, one at a time, to the new hard drive.

If the power or the hardware fails while you copy the data, no data is lost from the source drive. However, you must restart the copying process.

To copy one hard drive to another hard drive

  1. On the Tools page, click Copy My Hard Drive.

  2. Complete the steps in the wizard to copy the drive.

    The wizard steps you through the process of selecting the right drive to copy, selecting the destination drive, and selecting the options for copying the data from one drive to another.