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OS reinstall help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Lemmy_Winks, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. Lemmy_Winks

    Lemmy_Winks Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2007
    First off is there someway to transfer my OS from my master to slave drive in order to make that my master drive, i got no cds just a key.

    If not then if i do reinstall my OS onto my main drive do i have to install all my hardware includeing my main drive again?
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    Welcome to TSG....

    Before doping any of this I would like some system specs and the make and model number of the computer?

    About the only way to do this is to use a disk imaging program like Acronis True Image you can purchase this from


    Once you make the image you can switch the hard drives around and then run the restore function and then make sure the format is done first then restore the image to the new drive C:

    You amy need the system disk to do a repair-install of Windows because of t he difference in hard drives and windows will dtect this and may not authenticate the drive properly. That is why I asked for the make and model of the computer so I can try to give you where to purchase the proper software.
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