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Transfer Xp Pro To Home

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#1 Alco961


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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:03 PM

Hi All,

First time here, but looking for advice on transferring all program files from XP pro to XP home. Would those 2 OS be on one HDD or work on 2 HDD? This PC has 2 HDD C & D & showed program files on both drives. If on 2 how do I find out which one is what?

Would we back this up as a normal back up & then re start the pc in Home & transfer? We would need to back up on HDD formated in NTFS?

Any help be appreciated

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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:09 PM

Whay you can do, is use the 2nd hard drive as your home edition (when the computer boots up, it will give you a dual boot option). You can use the File transfer wizard to migrate your settings. Not sure about the programs due to registry issues, but it might be what you need.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:09 PM

You won't be able to transfer the programs from one to the other - it's just not possible due to the different changes, additions and deletions make to your computer. To do this, you'd have to have a log of the files that were added/deleted/changed along with copies of each of them - then add in the additions/deletions/changes to the registry and this becomes a whopping big issue (and doesn't even consider that may be different versions of commonly used dll's that could conflict).

As for which is which - just open up the boot.ini file and see what it says. Let us know and we'll probably be able to puzzle it out for you.
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