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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

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    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

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

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    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.

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  4. mal1930

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    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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