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

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  1. FRANK321

    FRANK321 Thread Starter

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    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
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  2. ~Candy~

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

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    Frank,

    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

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    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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