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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by matrix4, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. matrix4

    matrix4 Thread Starter

    Oct 18, 2002
    hi there!
    i bought a second HD for my pc,how can i make a data transfer from
    my old HD to my new HD?when i install games on the new HD,can i play
    from there or do i have to install somthing(win xp or anything else?)
    can i make a complete copy of the first HD?how?
    thanks for any help!
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Assume you are going to use the second HDD for storage, as a slave drive?

    Just format it under XP, no need to install anything.

    When you install a program (or in your case a game) you can choose a custom install and select the new HDD as the location, the game will install and run from there.

    You can copy data over as required, but you cannot copy the game program files, as its been installed already onto the old HDD. The registry needs to know where every file is, and it gets updated only when the game is installed/uninstalled.
  3. pinntech


    Aug 25, 2004

    Yes, there are a few possible ways to duplicate hard disk drives.

    Who is the manufacturer of your hard disk drives? Do you have at least one Western Digitial drive?

    If you have a WD drive, you can use their diagnostics program, available on their website, to duplicate the drives. That is the easiest method.

    The other possible ways are... Using something like Norton Ghost to create an exact copy.

    Hope that helped a little...

  4. barfly


    Mar 26, 2003
    Is the new h/d an exchange for the old one or an addition?
  5. matrix4

    matrix4 Thread Starter

    Oct 18, 2002
    i like to exchange it,it is an maxtor drive
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