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#1 blueraider

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:54 PM

I will be getting a new 200gb hd this week. And want to know if i can use windows xp file and transfer wizard to move all the files from the old hd to the new one without installing a fresh copy of xp or do i have to install it first. Or if anyone knows a easier way of doing this via a different program or something.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:29 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16812232002

Pretty cheap only 20 bucks. Just plug your old hard drive in here. plug it into your usb port and drag and drop whatever files you'd like.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:37 PM

The only way that I know to move ALL the files on a boot partition...to another drive/system...is to clone the partition.

Data files can be moved in a variety of ways, but programs installed and the registry files are not in the same category, IMO.

I've never used the Files & Settings Wizard, but it will not/cannot transfer installed programs.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...november12.mspx

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Edited by hamluis, 08 December 2008 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:19 AM

Thanks for the info. This is where i will be getting my harddrive www.3btech.net, its a wholesales store open to the public. for 36.00 its not bad.




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