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I have thinkpad r50e with 20GB HD and I want to replace it with bigger one 160GB I know that IBM have a partition containing the XP installation how do I copy it to the new one?

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You'll need some software that will do an exact copy of the hard drive. All the major players have it. You might want to look into some free alternatives.

This page has some great instructions with Partition magic.

You'll just need to plug in the upgrade using an external housing. You can get these from any computer store for $20-$50.

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