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Mike Zeidler Pepperoni Since: 27.6.02 Since last post: 199 days Last activity: 158 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: 2 hours Last activity: 2 hours # 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: 579 days Last activity: 540 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
Well, inexplicably, the drive is now working like it is supposed to. So I was able to get all the important info off of it. Having backed that up, I'm going to trash it now, as the forced-restart message scares me.
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