How to transfer system files from C:/ to E:/?

September 17, 2011 at 21:29:31
Specs: Windows XP
I have a 1 TB external hard drive, and my laptops internal hard drive is less size than my ipod.. So how do i transfer EVERY file (including system files) onto my external hard drive to free up space and in theory, make my computer run faster?

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September 17, 2011 at 21:52:19
If Windows is installed on C: then system files must be there as well. They cannot be moved to an external drive. You can move your own files but don't even think about moving system files.

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September 18, 2011 at 10:06:53
Moving files will not make it faster.

Do a ntbackup with system state to external drive.

Then do a reload of XP. It should be as fast as it was when new. Now be sure you add in all updates and security suite and be careful when you add and remove software.

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September 18, 2011 at 16:14:46
It would be better to purchase a new larger hard drive for the laptop and clone the drive onto the new one. You my then need to expand the ne partition to take up the entire drive, but it will be worth it. If you are not comfortable doing this take it into a local computer shop and have them do it for you (make a back up first anyway).

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