Upgrade your 20GB hard drive to a 120GB hard drive in quick operation with free software that can be downloaded from the web in minutes. Copy system boot drives or data drives and simply swap the new drive in place to complete the upgrade. Programs, drivers, updates, data, email, photos and everything else about the computer will be copied exactly as it is to the new drive and it will even boot just like the old drive. This quick method saves hours of operating system and program installation and restoring backup files. Things You’ll Need USB Hard Drive Adapter Hard Drive
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Connect a USB hard drive adapter to an available USB port on the computer that has the 20GB hard drive installed. Follow the instructions to install the drivers according to the instructions that were included with the hard disk adapter.
Download and install a hard disk cloning software package (see References) to the computer with the 20 GB disk drive installed.
Connect the 120 GB hard drive to the USB hard drive adapter and connect a power cable to the drive. Cancel any attempts the operating system makes to automatically run files or search for applications, but allow the operating system to install device drivers if necessary.
Launch the clone unit software. Select the 20GB hard drive as the source drive and the 120GB hard drive as the destination drive and choose to copy completely to 20GB drive up to 120GB drive.
Turn off the computer when the operation is complete. Unplug the USB hard drive adapter and remove the 120GB drive from the adapter. Unplug the power cord from the back of the computer or from the electrical outlet.
Open the computer cover and replace the 20GB hard drive with the 120GB hard drive. Matches any jumper settings such as Master (MA), Slave (SL) or Cable Select (CS) that the 20GB hard drive has been set to. (See Resources).
Start up the computer to test the new 120GB drive, which should work exactly the same as the 20GB drive did with the exception of having an extra 100GB of free space.
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