Windows 10: Potential installation or upgrade problem

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       13 Jul 2015 #11

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I have to ask, why so small a hard drive? Why not get a larger one?
    I also wanted to ask this.

    Wouldn't it be easier banger to get a larger drive, if your budget allows?

    1) Make an image of your current system. This would require that the new larger drive is in a USB dock or enclosure so that you can write the image to it.


    2) Remove 20 GB drive, install new larger drive

    3) Restore System Image from step 1 to new drive (which is already on the drive)

    There are a few more details, but this is something to think about.
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    Thread Starter
       13 Jul 2015 #12

    But can you span an existing volume from what I have read they need to be empty?

    At the moment budget does'nt allow as I would like a Helium filled HGST drives to replace the two 20Gb drives.
    Last edited by banger; 13 Jul 2015 at 18:34.
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    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       13 Jul 2015 #13

    So I have tried Aomei Partition Assistant, Easus Partition Master and they only seem able to merge or expand a volume on the current hard disk not across two disks. I have read some Linux distros can do it but I;m starting to get a little out of my depth here.
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       13 Jul 2015 #14

    banger said: View Post
    At the moment budget doesn't allow as I would like a Helium filled HGST drives to replace the two 20Gb drives.
    I was thinking about a less expensive drive, you have a 20 GB drive now and the one you picked seems to be a premium drive. You need more space - look at an SSD if you want more space AND better performance.

    Newegg listings:

    Workhorse HD drives
    Workhorse Hybrid drives
    SSD drives
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  5. Posts : 358
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       13 Jul 2015 #15

    What would solve the problem is a way to clean install Windows 10, Im not ready for new drives yet.
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