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Transfering files from c: to d:

I dont have all tech. info as this is not my system. My friend has a system with a c: drive (18g) free space of 1.4g. His d: drive (110g) is almost emty. Because of this bootup is very slow. We are going to upgrade mem. from 128 to 512. He is using Windows XP. What we would like to know is how we can move most of his files from c: to d: and still get XP to know where they are. Can this be done.?
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clone C onto D

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Find the maker of D HD. Go to maker's website and download the utility to copy the image of the old HD (C) onto the new HD (D).

When finished reboot and go into system BIOS to change the primary boot drive to the 110GB drive.

Optional: open the case and move the primary boot drive to the master position on the cable. If you do this, make sure it is still set as primary boot drive in BIOS.

That's how I'd move EVERYTHING to D without having to reinstall anything.

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I'd say the low hard drive space isn't the cause of the slow boot, but a result of low memory instead. XP does struggle with 128MB and you should see a pretty nice increase in performance when you upgrade to 512MB.

As to the moving of files, there are catches:

1.) Yes, you can simply move personal files, such as text documents, MP3s, etc. However, shortcuts pointing to those files will no longer work. For instance, Most Recently Used files will no longer link to those files until after you open them again. In addition, if you have a music library the songs will have to be re-detected by your music player.

2.) No, you cannot move the programs over. For that you would have to uninstall them and then reinstall to the other hard drive. (During installation most programs will let you customize the location of installation.)

Hope this helps,
John


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