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Chapter 2. Configuring Hardware > Replace the existing boot disk

2.8. Replace the existing boot disk

When a data drive runs low on space, it's relatively easy to add additional space—just install a new drive. If desired, you can copy the data from the old drive to the new one and remove the old drive. With a system drive, however, it's not so easy. You have to perform a few extra steps to make the new drive bootable and change the drive sequence.

There are a couple of ways to approach the problem, but one of the easiest is simply to copy the files to the new drive, then remove the old one. If you have a tape backup system, you could also back up the system to tape, install the new drive, install Windows 2000 on it, and then restore the system. Both methods require several steps.


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