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#1 mrdave100


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

My son is upgrading his computer, what is the best manner in which transfer the XP OS to his new hard drive?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

I'd say...clone the hard drive.

End product is a drive containing everything on old drive...that will be bootable when it replaces the old drive.

I would then take the old drive, delete everything on it...reformat it and use it for additional storage, backups, etc.


#3 mark1956


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

Here are a selection of free programs for Drive Cloning.

EaseUS Disk Copy
Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 Free
DriveImage XML
Clonezilla Live

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Edited by mark1956, 15 January 2012 - 09:24 AM.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:12 AM

My son is upgrading his computer, what is the best manner in which transfer the XP OS to his new hard drive?

is it just the harddrive that he updating or did he perhaps change the motherboard and video device ,if so it maybe best to just backup important data[documents ,pictures and music /videos] and then do a fresh install of winxp .if it just the hard drive ,then i would follow other suggestion above

Edited by caperjac, 15 January 2012 - 11:13 AM.

My answers are my opinion only,usually

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