I just spent a half hour entering my question all fancy-like, only to have this system eat it up and crap it out somewhere out of my reach. Power down everything, put the new drive in your TiVo reassemble. Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. From the notes you sent, it looks like it may be happier if I was doing this on an XP box. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. I know that originally a 2 TB drive was too large for these units. I’m not actually trying to upsize it, I just want to replace the 1TB drive with a newer 1TB drive before the old one dies.

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The whole process is detailed in our previous TiVo upgrade how-to, so refer back to it if you need help. Winmts are the times that try men’s souls! We’re big on “belt and suspenders” level of precaution when using whole-disk utilities that are in beta, so we decided to back up our TiVo drive.

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May 12, Messages: Join Date Apr Posts 2. Patience is the key here, so just wait until the copy is finished.

How to upgrade your TiVo HD with WinMFS

When I restore the tbk truncated backup of winmfe the gb drive to a new 2tb drive, WinMFS prompts me if I want to expand the size of my drive to which I answer yes. It’s still in Beta currently build 8but we decided to give it a whirl.

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Solved: Upgrading a Tivo HD hard drive

I only dabbled with this years ago, in the age of XP and when you could buy “lifetime” licenses for any Tivo. In order for it to work correctly, it has to be run as “administrator” and the only way I could get this to happen was to create a program link on the desktop and right-click on that link.

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Your name or email address: SpywareDr Oct 23, Log in or Sign up. Now comes the actual upgrade.

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Just plug the original and new drives in and boot up Windows — there’s no need to format the new drive. It may be worth a try if it’s not a major hassle as that software was written and tested using XP the comments about supported OS’s state “reported” to work Discussion in ‘ Hardware ‘ started by bobwmsJun 9, I’d be interested in your thoughts anyway Any advice you can offer would be appreciated.

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My question involves upgrading a Tivo HD hard disk. I set up Disk 2 as the Z: I’m not actually trying to upsize it, I just want to replace the 1TB drive with a newer 1TB drive before the old one dies. From the notes you sent, it looks like it may be happier if I was doing this on an XP box.

How to upgrade your TiVo HD with WinMFS

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What’s not to wimmfs Triple6 Aug 27, Perhaps I was mistaken. For us, it just plain worked. Oddba11Jun 10, Extracting the original drive from the TiVo is straightforward: