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Copying old hard drive to new one

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by UF Coach, Apr 25, 2002.

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  1. UF Coach

    UF Coach Thread Starter

    Apr 24, 2002
    O.K. this is my first post, so I'll try to get it right. I have a 6.0 gig hard drive that I recently upgraded to XP. After doing that I had very little space left so I decided to get a 40 gig Western Digital hard drive and swap them out. Well the software that came with it does not work for XP, so how do I get my current C drive to copy to the new drive when all I have is the upgrade disk for xp and no windows 98 disk.
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    You could go out and get something like Ghost or another similar piece of software.
  3. marcg


    Jun 12, 2001
    Hmm, let think..... Does the upgrade disk give the option of pointing setup where to look for a previous OS? If so, then have it look at your other HDD for the OS. Let me know if that helps any.

  4. mal1930


    Apr 27, 2002
    HI, I only have a 2 gig Xp drive and know how you felt. I also have a 20 gig. drive with Win98 on it. If you did the hard drive installation yourself why not leave the 2 disks in your computer.

    I get around my problem by installing the programs on to the 20 gig drive.

    If a shop did it you should have told them to transfer it. maybe where you got the new drive from will lend you a program to transfer one drive to another as they would use such a program all the time. love Mal
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