Migrating Between Partitions on a Multi-Boot System


Most users migrate their data to a new primary computer or a second computer, such as a notebook. In some cases, however, you may need to migrate from one bootable drive partition to another on the same computer.

For instance, you might decide to keep using a previous version of Windows that is installed in one bootable partition on your computer while you experiment with the latest version which is installed in another. When you are ready to switch over to the new operating system permanently, Move Me can move your programs, files, and settings from the old partition to the new one using its file transfer method.

Step-By-Step Instructions

To perform a partition-to-partition migration:

  1. You must use the file transfer method to move your data.
    (On the Transfer Method screen, select Using Files.)
  2. You must be able to store the moving van file on a partition that is accessible to both partitions (the one you are moving from and the one you are moving to) OR on removable media that can be accessed by both partitions.
  3. If you are using removable media, you must have enough disks or enough room on a single disk to store the entire moving van. You cannot fill one disk with data, unload it on the other partition, and then fill it again, as you could if you were moving from one computer to another.
  4. If you are able to see the "new computer" partition when you are booted into the "old computer" partition, limit your migration to your C drive only.
    (Click the Advanced button on the Select Migration Modifications screen, click the Misc tab on the Migration Modifications dialog that appears, select Move only drive C, and then click OK and Next to continue.)
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