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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FRANK321, Oct 12, 2004.

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  1. FRANK321

    FRANK321 Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2004
    I recently purchased a used computer, running windows 98. I would like to know how to copy files from my old computer hard drive, also running windows
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Hi and welcome. Easiest way would be to slave the other hard drive to the computer where you wish to transfer files.
  3. winbob


    Aug 2, 2004

    Are you intending to copy the entire contents on your C: drive, including Windows and then Boot from the new drive?

    If yes, then you will have to do more thana simple copy. You can do the copy for data files and some applications. Applications that integrate themselves into Windows, like MS Publisher, and other MS titles definitely will need to be reinstalled, rather than simply copied.
  4. marquis2


    May 17, 2004
    Depends. If you only wantr the data files, master/slave the drives and do a copy or drag-n-drop in the windows explorer.
    If you want the whole drive with the operating system, the easiest way is to get Symantec's Ghost and run it on the two. It does a bit by bit transfer, doesn't care about partition sizes (so long as the new drive is big enough to hold everything) and is fairly cheap at about $40.
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