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Mike Zeidler Pepperoni Since: 27.6.02 Since last post: 1101 days Last activity: 143 days # 1 Posted on 8.5.08 1536.54 I just purchased a new computer and was wondering if it were possible to clone the drive from my old, trusty XP computer to the newer, evil Vista enabled computer? "Tattoos are the mullets of the aughts." - Mike Naimark Promote this thread!
Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 13 days Last activity: 1 day
ICQ: # 2 Posted on 8.5.08 1538.20 | Instant Rating: 8.87 If by clone you mean make an exact copy and put in the computer with the newer, different hardware - and have it all just work - probably not. You can try to make this work, but I don't recommend it. You'd want to use sysprep on the old hard drive before moving it, and I'm sure you'd have to reactivate XP once you did this. Just get a new copy of XP and install it on your new PC. Sign up for Folding@Home and join our team. PM me for details. Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Mr. Boffo Scrapple Since: 24.3.02 From: Oshkosh, WI Since last post: 1481 days Last activity: 1442 days # 3 Posted on 8.5.08 1606.20 | Instant Rating: 5.10
You can use the Files and Settings Wizard to duplicate all your settings (and files) from the old computer to the new one. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/crawford_november12.mspx
Hmm... yeah, I've had certain drives that just don't rip right. The technical reason could be error correction used in the drive, or jitter (vibrations in the CD-ROM when spun at high speed) or some such.
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