xxcopy and "other items"(ref. post #10 suggestion) -
Here's some "copying" info, which is what it sounds like you want (reference only) -
Round-about way (ensures no mistakes) -
1 - Get 7-Zip and install it (google for it).
2 - Create a folder on the C-drive (e.g. C:\XXCOPY)
3 - Unzip with 7-Zip the package downloaded in second link into XXCOPY folder and follow those instructions.
4 - Double-click the XXCOPY.EXE after following instructions and do what it says (take defaults).
* XXCopy 32-bit is now installed. NOTE! Only runs under Windows.
5 - Format a Floppy with "Copy system files" selected.
6 - Copy FDISK and Format to it.
7 - Copy XXCOPY16 to it from the XXCOPY folder and remove Floppy.
8 - Shut down and replace Old Drive with New Drive as appropriate (note the JUMPERS).
9 - Put Floppy back in and ensure BIOS boots to it FIRST when Turned Back On.
10 - FDISK the New drive as appropriate, ensuring First Partition (new C-drive) is set Active.
11 - Reboot and run Run "FDISK /MBR" to install Boot Code.
<---MISSED THIS STEP
Format Partition(s) as appropriate.
* NOTE: Give a Label of something recognizable as NEW_C (or something)
12 - Shut down and hook up Both Drives as appropriate (note the JUMPERS and position on CABLES).
* NOTE: Hook OLD as Primary and NEW as Secondary!
13 - Turn Back On and DOUBLE-CHECK Drive Letters by "FDISK" and "Display Partitions"
* NOTE: Write down WHICH is WHICH (Old C-Drive letter and Drive Letter of "NEW_C")
14 - Run XXCOPY16 to CLONE the OLD Partition to NEW Partition based on #13 Letters
15 - Shut Down, Remove Floppy, Remove Old HDD, Hook New HDD as Primary.
1 -Only ONE File should be "locked" (see post#8) even when Windows is running and that's "WIN386.SWP" (the Paging File).
2 - Knowing that, you COULD just use XXCOPY while running and copy EVERYTHING except THAT file, i.e. do EVERYTHING under Windows.
HTH (did I miss anything, guys?)
After rechecking Procedure
a - Inserted the MBR part as Step#11
b - Changed Old Step#11 and designated as Step#11a
Also note the Procedure is roughly the same as Jaclaz' Link except using 16-bit DOS Floppy. This procedure will be a one-time CLONE operation since the OS is not running at the time. The WIN386.SWP file will ALSO be copied since the OS is NOT running (i.e. "not locked". It will speed the CLONE process by DELETING that file BEFORE Cloning because it will be Rebuilt on Next Boot.
Note that this CAN'T be done while Windows is running.
ADDITIONALLY, I failed to note that the Procedure is 16-BIT DOS
and XXCOPY16 has LIMITATIONS
(ref the link Jaclaz gave at the "Q and A" section). BE AWARE!
THEREFORE, the above method MAY be unsuitable. BUT, repeating the CLONE (as performed in the link) seems to indicate ACTIVELY USED files may need to be "Re-Cloned", so it MAY be recommended to Shut Down any Active Processes -OR do it in Safe Mode (?) -AND- do NOT do anything until the CLONE process is completed.
This post has been edited by submix8c: 01 February 2013 - 09:29 AM