How to Install New Hdd Without Installing Windows

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JohnWill

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Well, this "might" work for Windows 98, but it won't do a thing for any NT based system. I think even with W98 you may run into issues.

A much simpler way is to use the disk image utility that most major drive makers supply for free to move the O/S over, and it work with all versions of Windows.
 

DaveBurnett

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It will work for 98. It would probalby work on NT based systems if you go in to repair afterwards and reset the Boot sector and MBR
 
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Use windows start up disk,boot to a dos prompt and type
xcopy c:\ d:\/h/i/c/k/e/r/y/s
and replace old with new as master [should work from start/run too]
assuming old drive is C and new drive is D

BTW No amount of copy software will work on XP as it invalidates the registration file on boot up if its a different hard drive and gives an 0x80090006 error.
 
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