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Anonymous
August 28, 2004 4:54:58 AM

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Hi my friend's hdd with his win 2000 pro needs to be replaced. I
have bought a new harddisk for him.

Can I install Win 2000 in the new hdd using my computer (Athlon
600, Via chipset), then transplant the said hdd to his (different
type of cpu. motherboard, hardware different).

Will the Win 2000 pro boot up, re-detect new hardware? Or just
hangs up with no display?

I asked because I don't want to sit in his house installing W2K and
waiting.

Hung
Anonymous
August 28, 2004 4:54:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

You cannot do what you suggest.
Take his machine to your house!

Root wrote:

> Hi my friend's hdd with his win 2000 pro needs to be replaced. I have
> bought a new harddisk for him.
>
> Can I install Win 2000 in the new hdd using my computer (Athlon 600, Via
> chipset), then transplant the said hdd to his (different type of cpu.
> motherboard, hardware different).
>
> Will the Win 2000 pro boot up, re-detect new hardware? Or just hangs up
> with no display?
>
> I asked because I don't want to sit in his house installing W2K and
> waiting.
>
> Hung
Anonymous
August 28, 2004 4:54:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Greetings --

Normally, unless the new motherboard is virtually identical to the
old one (same chipset, IDE controllers, etc), you'll most likely need
to perform a repair (a.k.a. in-place upgrade) installation, at the
very least (and don't forget to reinstall any service packs and
subsequent hot fixes):

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q292175

What an In-Place Win2K Upgrade Changes and What It Doesn't
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q306952

If that fails:

How to Move a Windows 2000 Installation to Different Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q249694&ID=KB;EN-US;Q249694


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"Root" <nospamhungkh@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:cgnnks$e3g$2@mawar.singnet.com.sg...
> Hi my friend's hdd with his win 2000 pro needs to be replaced. I
> have bought a new harddisk for him.
>
> Can I install Win 2000 in the new hdd using my computer (Athlon 600,
> Via chipset), then transplant the said hdd to his (different type of
> cpu. motherboard, hardware different).
>
> Will the Win 2000 pro boot up, re-detect new hardware? Or just hangs
> up with no display?
>
> I asked because I don't want to sit in his house installing W2K and
> waiting.
>
> Hung
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August 28, 2004 4:55:00 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

>
> Root wrote:
>
> > Hi my friend's hdd with his win 2000 pro needs to be replaced. I have
> > bought a new harddisk for him.
> >
> > Can I install Win 2000 in the new hdd using my computer (Athlon 600, Via
> > chipset), then transplant the said hdd to his (different type of cpu.
> > motherboard, hardware different).
> >
> > Will the Win 2000 pro boot up, re-detect new hardware? Or just hangs up
> > with no display?
> >
> > I asked because I don't want to sit in his house installing W2K and
> > waiting.
> >
> > Hung
>

Cant you just make a copy of the using a ghost boot disk then just swap
drives,?

Time to reinstall windows = 2 hours or so
Time to ghost a drive = 40-50 minutes

Jud
Anonymous
August 28, 2004 4:55:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

You folks are right; I didn't read carefully enough.

Hung should also check any diskette that came with
the new drive. Many include a hard drive copy utility
to do exactly what he wants to do.

prof chen wrote:

>
>
> I think if Hung knows about Ghost or Drive Image etc, he wouldn't ask
> that sort of question in the first place.
>
> Hung, I suggest you get acquire a problem like Ghost,Drive Image or
> Acronis True Image and use it transfer the Windows 2000 image from the
> old one to the new one.
>
> It will save you an awful lot of trouble.
>
> prof chen
>
>
>
> Jud@justmyopinion.ok wrote:
>
>
>>> Root wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi my friend's hdd with his win 2000 pro needs to be replaced. I have
>>>> bought a new harddisk for him.
>>>>
>>>> Can I install Win 2000 in the new hdd using my computer (Athlon 600,
>>>> Via
>>>> chipset), then transplant the said hdd to his (different type of cpu.
>>>> motherboard, hardware different).
>>>>
>>>> Will the Win 2000 pro boot up, re-detect new hardware? Or just hangs up
>>>> with no display?
>>>>
>>>> I asked because I don't want to sit in his house installing W2K and
>>>> waiting.
>>>>
>>>> Hung
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Cant you just make a copy of the using a ghost boot disk then just swap
>> drives,?
>>
>> Time to reinstall windows = 2 hours or so
>> Time to ghost a drive = 40-50 minutes
>>
>> Jud
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 28, 2004 4:55:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

I think if Hung knows about Ghost or Drive Image etc, he wouldn't ask
that sort of question in the first place.

Hung, I suggest you get acquire a problem like Ghost,Drive Image or
Acronis True Image and use it transfer the Windows 2000 image from the
old one to the new one.

It will save you an awful lot of trouble.

prof chen



Jud@justmyopinion.ok wrote:


>>Root wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hi my friend's hdd with his win 2000 pro needs to be replaced. I have
>>>bought a new harddisk for him.
>>>
>>>Can I install Win 2000 in the new hdd using my computer (Athlon 600, Via
>>>chipset), then transplant the said hdd to his (different type of cpu.
>>>motherboard, hardware different).
>>>
>>>Will the Win 2000 pro boot up, re-detect new hardware? Or just hangs up
>>>with no display?
>>>
>>>I asked because I don't want to sit in his house installing W2K and
>>>waiting.
>>>
>>>Hung
>>
>
> Cant you just make a copy of the using a ghost boot disk then just swap
> drives,?
>
> Time to reinstall windows = 2 hours or so
> Time to ghost a drive = 40-50 minutes
>
> Jud
>
>
August 28, 2004 4:55:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

> Snip
> >
> > I think if Hung knows about Ghost or Drive Image etc, he wouldn't ask
> > that sort of question in the first place.
> >
>

Well I'll consider myself slapped for suggesting something useful.

Jud
Anonymous
August 28, 2004 10:38:59 AM

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Wonder why my Outlook Express don't show all the threads :-(

Anyway my friend's harddisk crashed and I can't do anything else than
buy a new harddisk and re-install the OS.

Hung

"Dan Seur" <click@casta.net> wrote in message
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> You folks are right; I didn't read carefully enough.
>
> Hung should also check any diskette that came with
> the new drive. Many include a hard drive copy utility
> to do exactly what he wants to do.
>
> prof chen wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > I think if Hung knows about Ghost or Drive Image etc, he wouldn't
ask
> > that sort of question in the first place.
> >
> > Hung, I suggest you get acquire a problem like Ghost,Drive Image or
> > Acronis True Image and use it transfer the Windows 2000 image from
the
> > old one to the new one.
> >
> > It will save you an awful lot of trouble.
> >
> > prof chen
> >
> >
> >
> > Jud@justmyopinion.ok wrote:
> >
> >
> >>> Root wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> Hi my friend's hdd with his win 2000 pro needs to be replaced. I
have
> >>>> bought a new harddisk for him.
> >>>>
> >>>> Can I install Win 2000 in the new hdd using my computer (Athlon
600,
> >>>> Via
> >>>> chipset), then transplant the said hdd to his (different type of
cpu.
> >>>> motherboard, hardware different).
> >>>>
> >>>> Will the Win 2000 pro boot up, re-detect new hardware? Or just
hangs up
> >>>> with no display?
> >>>>
> >>>> I asked because I don't want to sit in his house installing W2K
and
> >>>> waiting.
> >>>>
> >>>> Hung
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> Cant you just make a copy of the using a ghost boot disk then just
swap
> >> drives,?
> >>
> >> Time to reinstall windows = 2 hours or so
> >> Time to ghost a drive = 40-50 minutes
> >>
> >> Jud
> >>
> >>
>
!