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#1 accufitgolf

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:17 AM

I have installed a new hard disk drive. I do not have any of the original operating systems discs. How can I buy and install Windows XP Upgrade rather then the full version?

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:21 AM

You may be able to order a new set of recovery disks, which will be a lot cheaper than buying XP. What is the make/model of your system?
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 11:41 AM

You can "clone" the original hard drive to the new one if the original is still in good working order. You must be able to log into Windows, or at least into Safe Mode. This will save you XP installation including the Registry, programs and settings. I believe all these utilities can do this:

VCOM Partition Commander

Acronis Migrate Easy

Farstone DriveClone

Paragon Drive Backup

This cloned drive can only be used on the computer that the original drive was from.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:31 PM

Thanks for the replies.

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My old hard disk is a gonner as in dead.

BUD
Are you saying call puter manf. and see if they offer recovery discs?

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 02:38 PM

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Are you saying call puter manf. and see if they offer recovery discs?

Yeah, that's what I'm saying. If they do offer them they will usually only charge you the postage (or maybe slightly more).
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