Solved Copying Windows from one hard drive to another Tags: Hard Drives Windows XP Storage Last response: May 26, 2010 12:55 AM in Storage Share Amen Ra March 24, 2010 6:12:49 AM How can I copy my windows program(XP) from my old hard rive to my new one? I tried to drag and drop from the old C drive to the new G drive but it couldn't finish copying because it was already in use. More about : copying windows hard drive | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove manojgj March 24, 2010 7:14:35 AM you cant copy Operating system by simply copy & paste.. you need special tools to do it,.. get hirens boot cd, and boot it, select hirens boot cd, then disk cloning tools->norton ghost see this video for step by step guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuPAixxURoQ http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ | Report abuse liquidsnake718 March 24, 2010 7:33:52 AM ghost is for hidden files? | Report abuse Best solution Onus March 24, 2010 6:00:54 PM It wasn't fast, but I used Acronis True Image Home to clone a few drives recently, and had no problems afterwards. | Report abuse huron March 24, 2010 6:10:58 PM Another vote for imaging software (ghost or Acronis True Image). I've never had a problem using them to do just this type of thing. | Report abuse Amen Ra May 26, 2010 12:55:59 AM Best answer selected by Amen Ra. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Copying Windows from one hard drive to another> Related ressources: ForumProblem copying files from one hard drive to another in XP.. ForumCopying XP to another hard drive ForumReplacing sata hard drive with vista to another one with windows 7 ForumInstalling Windows XP and copying files to another drive ForumHow to transfer programs from one hard drive to another ? ForumCopy a few files from one hard drive to another ForumCopying /cloning one hard drive to another ForumMoving all data from one hard drive to another ForumCopying Maxtor Boot Drive onto another drive in same system. ForumWin7 from one hard drive to another ? ForumCan i copy my os windows 7 to another hard drive ForumConnected NEW pc hard drive to another PC, copied files, now gone! Forumsoftware to transfer files from one hard drive to another hard drive ForumCopy one partitioned hard drive to a new hard drive , windows 7 ForumMoving data from one hard drive to another for a newbie? Forumtransfering data from one hard drive to another ForumHow to copy one drive contents EXACTLY onto another drive .?? Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumIs there an usb pen drive with built in antivirus protection ForumHP NC6220 NOTEBOOK MAX HARD DRIVE CAPACITY More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !