My Alienware X51 (2013?) was taking 10 minutes to start up. After error checking the hard drive the problem went away. This has me worried as I have a lot of important info (though mostly backed up). I want to change the hard drive out from the 1TB to a 2TB for piece of mind as well as a bigger drive.
My question is how do I move the Factory Restart drive D to the new drive. It seems mostly hidden.
Can I just format and partition the new drive, copy the hidden partition to the new drive, install the new drive into my x51 and boot with the factory D&D to install windows?
Yes I will recommend you to perform a clean installation of windows in the new hard drive, make new partitions and copied the files you need.
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