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Posted 17 November 2016 - 06:08 PM
Posted 17 November 2016 - 08:04 PM
FWIW: Moving files...a large number of files or large files...via network is slow. The simpler approach would be to just remove the hard from System 1...connect it as a secondary drive to System 2...and copy or move desired data files. Program files will have to be reinstalled, you cannot simply move those and expect them to work properly.
Why would you want to copy the Windows partition? In any case, the best that I can envision for Windows and program files...would be to just clone the files to another drive/partition. Windows and the programs won't run in another system...unless it has exactly the same physical componeents installed as the system from which the hard drive was removed.
If the hard drive is the problem...nothing but frustration should be expected. So my first step would be to try to rule out the hard drive as a problem...by assesseing ifs functional status via a hard drive diagnostic.
Posted 19 November 2016 - 09:33 AM
FYI - it's actually faster (in most cases) to slave the old hard drive to the new system (using USB 3 stuff) and then copy the data over that way (most data is contained in the Users folder).
More info on backup techniques here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/238/backup-imaging-and-disk-management-software/
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