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Moving info from one HD to another

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November 29, 2004 1:47:23 AM

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Hi,
I have a system running with XPPro with a HD (80GB) divided in 4 partitions.
I need to pass the HD info into a new system (also XPPro) with a HD of 160GB
(which can also be divided into 4 partitions).
What would be the best way to do so? I've too much info/programs and I
don't want to loose them.
TIA
Ana

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Anonymous
November 29, 2004 1:47:24 AM

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"Ana" <mgtyui@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> I have a system running with XPPro with a HD (80GB) divided in 4
> partitions.
> I need to pass the HD info into a new system (also XPPro) with a HD of
> 160GB (which can also be divided into 4 partitions).
> What would be the best way to do so? I've too much info/programs and I
> don't want to loose them.
> TIA
> Ana
>

Programs can't be moved reliably from one computer to another, you'll have
to reinstall them if you want them to work on the new computer.

As far as the data, you can connect the two computers via a network, or
whatever works for you -- USB crossover, etc. The Files and Settings
Transfer Wizard may the best way to go, unless you just want to move a
particular folder.

Or you could temporarily install the old hard drive in the new computer, and
copy whatever you want.

If you've got a lot of irreplaceable data, this would be a good time to
start thinking about making backups. People mutter about how many CDs it
would take or how much time it would take to back things up, but what would
you do if the drive crashed?
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 5:43:07 AM

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If you want to move your Windows from one HDD to another, it is possible to
use Norton Ghost to Backup your partition (with windows, your programs and
all the data) and restore it on your new HDD. That's way your windows and all
programs installed with it will work on your new HDD.

Note that you have to restore it on the same drive letter as it was or the
windows will not work.
I mean if your windows was installed on drive C on your old HDD you HAVE TO
restore the partition on the same drive letter C on the New HDD.
If you're just moving data from one PC to another, it's the best solution.



"Ana" wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a system running with XPPro with a HD (80GB) divided in 4 partitions.
> I need to pass the HD info into a new system (also XPPro) with a HD of 160GB
> (which can also be divided into 4 partitions).
> What would be the best way to do so? I've too much info/programs and I
> don't want to loose them.
> TIA
> Ana
>
>
>
!