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Moving Windows to a different drive.

by a7ekj5900 / July 7, 2004 10:52 AM PDT

I just bought a new hard drive for my computer, and want to move windows (xp home) to the new drive without having to reinstall it and get tweak all of my settings again. Does anyone know a way to do this? Thanks a lot!

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Doomed to Failure
by Yew / July 7, 2004 10:59 AM PDT

Since Windows95, this particular proceedure has been pretty much impossible to do without a decent risk of having problems.

Just use the files and settings wizard to create a backup of the majority of your settings, reinstall Windows on the new drive, and then restore the backed up files and settings stuff. That will likely be the path of least headaches.

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Sorry, no support for such yet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2004 12:06 PM PDT

I was hoping that a method that worked everytime would show up as the years rolled past, but all one can do is to GHOST or clone the drive and put the new drive in the same position. Moving XP to any other drive is not supported. Copying the drive with GHOST works here, but remember to put the new drive in that old location.


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