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I am trying to replace hard drive with a larger one in a acer extensa 5420. Going from a 120Gb SATA (Vista pre- loaded) to a 320 GB SATA. Also having problems loading vista ultimate on new drive.

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I hope you did not leave all the setting as STD as suggested. You should have turned of a setting which read "erase source on completion" or somthing similar.

I fully support acronis as the reccomendatation and all the advice except the part I mentioned.

If the clone does not work the your original hard drive would have been wiped and of no use for a second attempt.

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If you want you can try using acronis. its fairly simple and can handle your transition to the larger drive. are you upgrading to vista ultimate?

to handle the clone, download the acronis and it has a trial 15 day version. have a usb to sata connector available, you can pick this up for about 20 dollars at most computer places. turn on your computer normally and attach the new drive to the usb connector and let it load up in device manager. then from there load your acronis, in acronis select the tools/utilities and select clone hard drive, leave everything standard and it will start the process, it will ask you to reboot and from there clone your existing hard drive as is only on a larger partition size now. if you are comfortable with acronis you can change partition sizes if you like to suit you. what kind of problems are you having with vista ultimate?

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