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Mike Zeidler Pepperoni Since: 27.6.02 Since last post: 103 days Last activity: 62 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: 14 days Last activity: 2 hours
AIM: # 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: 483 days Last activity: 444 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
It's been good for a while now, so I think it's alright. I had the system set up using WEP (TKIP), but as I read articles online, maybe that's not good enough. I can't remember the other security options off the top of my head (nothing too fancy, iirc).
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