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Installing new harddrive & transferring WinXP and other files


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#1 jb777

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:50 AM

Hi all. Several months months back I got assistance from Bleeping with trojan and virus removal.
After a ton of work, it was determined my HD was failing.
I have finally gotten around to purchasing a new HD (WD Scorpio Blue)
I have replaced a HD in a laptop before. When I did, I used the Apricorn EZ EZ upgrade kit.
I am wondering though, if I use it again, will it also transfer any bad, corrupt or broken files and/or any viruses or trojans Norton and Malware Bytes did not pick up?
Is there a better way to transfer the info from the old disk to the new?

I was searching around on BC, but could not find what I was looking for. Is there a tutorial on what to do after you have physically installed a new hard drive?

Thanks,

J

Edited by hamluis, 14 June 2011 - 10:57 AM.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 02:19 PM

That looks like cloning software, which means it is supposed to look identical to the old drive, making an exact copy of it. Everything will be transferred. If you are having problems, such as trojans, viruses, and corrupted files, you would probably be better off backing up your important files and starting over with a fresh drive and Windows install.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:56 PM

That looks like cloning software, which means it is supposed to look identical to the old drive, making an exact copy of it. Everything will be transferred. If you are having problems, such as trojans, viruses, and corrupted files, you would probably be better off backing up your important files and starting over with a fresh drive and Windows install.

Agreed, you don't want to clone a OS that has multiple problems. Careful when you backing up your important files as some of them might of been infected.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 08:23 PM

Thanks for your reply.
I spent quite bit of time a while back cleaning up my hard drive with the help of Bleeping computer and they thought everything looked good re trojans and viruses.
I just ran both Norton and Malware bytes and the hard drive is coming up clean.
Can I trust this or no?

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 08:26 PM

There could be corrupted files.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:33 AM

Thanks for your reply.
Are there tutorials on how do this ... start fresh and install windows? I don't think my computer came with any disks.

That looks like cloning software, which means it is supposed to look identical to the old drive, making an exact copy of it. Everything will be transferred. If you are having problems, such as trojans, viruses, and corrupted files, you would probably be better off backing up your important files and starting over with a fresh drive and Windows install.



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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:03 PM

Also isn't this a netbook? If it is, you will have to buy a external burner to install windows.

http://www.petri.co.il/ultimate-guide-to-installing-windows-7.htm

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:46 PM

Installing Windows is easy, but note that install procedures vary between versions. For instance, the Windows 7 install process is much more streamlined and user-friendly than XP's, but both are easy. You will want to do a custom or clean install to wipe everything out.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:47 AM

For instance, the Windows 7 install process is much more streamlined and user-friendly than XP's

Hell yeah, no more of that plain blue background :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:56 AM

FWIW: Your system was pronounced free of malware on 29 March...it's now June 14.

If you have been using that hard drive since then...the possibility of malware gaining another foothold...does not seem remote to me. I would be reluctant to clone a drive with a history of having been infected.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:50 PM

Thanks for your reply.
I spent quite bit of time a while back cleaning up my hard drive with the help of Bleeping computer and they thought everything looked good re trojans and viruses.
I just ran both Norton and Malware bytes and the hard drive is coming up clean.
Can I trust this or no?

J


I say no because no AV is perfect. The perfect AV would be for you to run all the AV there are available and run them, but that's not going to be possible since it gets pretty nasty if you install a second AV. I would trust a new fresh install of windows on your machine or maybe even any variation of unix if you're up to it!

Edited by nesto1000, 15 June 2011 - 10:53 PM.

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