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Transferring data from ome small hd to new larger hd

by karaokekris2k4 / October 11, 2008 6:58 PM PDT

Windows Vista 32, hpdx2400 microtower came downgraded from Windows Vista to xp pro,intel pentium dual E2200,2.2ghz,3gbram, came with an 80GB hd which I ate up in a hurry. Got a 320gb and installed but was too chicken to try and make it the primary drive at that time. I am right now copying the C drive(oem) to my new 320, but the original c drive is partitioned into a d drive. I did not partition on my new drive. Problem??? or no problem. My plan as I had seen earlier from someone in the forum. Now I plan to unhook the original c drive from the sata0 and hook the new drive up to the Sata0 position. Good idea or not????

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If you're just "copying" it . . .
by Coryphaeus / October 11, 2008 11:14 PM PDT

it'll fail. System and hidden files files will not be copied. You need to clone it using the new hard drive cloning software.

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any suggestions
by karaokekris2k4 / October 11, 2008 11:53 PM PDT

Any suggestions on what program to use I just downloaded HD clone it says it partitions the hd also.

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by karaokekris2k4 / October 12, 2008 5:10 AM PDT
In reply to: any suggestions

Do I clone first then partition or the other way around. I am a rookie when it comes to this part of puters (actually I am a chicken about doing stuff with this part of the puter)

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"xp pro" and drives over 127GB are problematic.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2008 11:19 PM PDT

I run into this weekly now that big drives are abundant. XP Pro (those CDs without SP1 or later) will fail to boot if you take the partition over 127GB.

Be aware of your OS limitations. If your XP Pro CD is SP1 or later, then all you worry about is drivers.

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