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s_lear

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Data Tranfer from Old Harddrive to New
« on: November 01, 2006, 12:37:40 PM »
we are wanting to get a new hardrive, bigger but we can't find our OS cd so the only OS we have is on old hardrive. We want to transfer everything , expecially OS to new hardrive. First is this possible and if it is how do we do it??? thanks

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    Re: Data Tranfer from Old Harddrive to New
    « Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006, 01:34:02 PM »
    What O/S are we talking about?

    Keep in mind that years of use of a Windows system accumulates a lot of debris, some of which you probably don't want to retain. In the end everyone needs a real Windows CD sooner or later.

    If you want to preserve this as it is do a google search for free imaging software, or check out Acronis True Image or Ghost if you are willing to pay. (Although if you ar ewilling to pat, you may just want to invest in a Windows CD.)
    Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

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    Re: Data Tranfer from Old Harddrive to New
    « Reply #2 on: November 03, 2006, 01:39:43 PM »
    And / or you could use the HDD's utility CD to "clone" the old drive to the new one but as GX1_Man pointed out you are eventually going to need an OS CD, it is as inevitable as taxes...
       
     
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