Solved How can I transfer XP from old to new HD

June 13, 2011 at 23:18:30
Specs: Windows XP
How do I transfer my XP from old drive (C) to newly installed drive (D). I bought my pc with XP already installed but did not get any Key details with it. I went back to my dealer who I bought it from but found that he had closed down and left, this now leaves me confused has to what I can do. I do not wish to upgrade to W7 at the moment, so can anyone suggest how I can rectify problem. If this can be done I would eventually like to chuck out my old C drive and make my new D drive the C drive. ( my current C drive is playing up)

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#1
June 14, 2011 at 07:49:18

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#2
June 14, 2011 at 08:33:53
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The drive manufactures website might have a utility to do what you want (as well as other useful tools).

A Google search may well find a freeware utility that will clone your drive for you.

There are also a number of commercially available disk cloning/copying programs out there.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#3
June 14, 2011 at 09:00:12
The new drive: go to the manufacturers web site and download the install software. That will copy the existing drive to the new drive and make it the bootable device.

For the XP key, look around for a free version of this:
http://xpkeyviewer.com/download-XP-...


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#4
June 14, 2011 at 10:53:14
If none of the above work for you (the ideas above should be done BEFORE doing this) then just simply copy the files over, OS and all. To get all the files copied, you may want to put both Hard Drives into another computer that boots off of it's own drive and copy the files doing that.Don't move any files, it WILL NOT WORK! You can only copy, then reformat your C: Drive when you are done.

Trust me on this, I did this when I wanted a bigger drive in my computer, and it works perfectly fine.I only had 1 file that I could not copy, but it does not affect it.

Truthfully, using Disk copy and some of the other utilities listed above is a much better idea than this.

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#5
June 16, 2011 at 19:36:40
Hi Hardware

Many thanks for your help, I went to the manufacturers website and downloaded the program to let me transfer my HD to a new one. very easy to follow instructions, so
Thanks Again.

Matelot


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#6
June 16, 2011 at 19:38:17
Hi Sci Guy

Thanks for your help, now working from my 2 new hard drives

Matelot


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#7
June 16, 2011 at 19:39:14
Hi Rmt1

Thanks for your help, I got what I needed from the manufacturers site


Matelot


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