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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 6:57:02 AM

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Hi,

I am upgrading my hard drive and would like to transfer the OS and all
thefiles on my existing drive, I have searched the help files for:

transfer OS
transfer windows
Move windows
copy wind
etc

But I can't find how to do it, what should I be looking for.

Microsoft tells us that it's simple to do this, I am sure it is but they
don't make it easy to find.

Thanks
David
--
Some things don't matter very much; most things don't matter at all

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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 6:57:03 AM

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"Briggers" <Briggers@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B75B0383-BB20-4BB5-83ED-43B57460286B@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I am upgrading my hard drive and would like to transfer the OS and all
> thefiles on my existing drive, I have searched the help files for:
>
> transfer OS
> transfer windows
> Move windows
> copy wind
> etc
>
> But I can't find how to do it, what should I be looking for.
>
> Microsoft tells us that it's simple to do this, I am sure it is but they
> don't make it easy to find.
>
> Thanks
> David
> --
> Some things don't matter very much; most things don't matter at all


Most new HDD's come with software that will do what you want to do...

Bobby
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 10:56:42 AM

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Hi,

Microsoft's way is to export the system using the File and Settings Transfer
Wizard, then do a clean install on the new drive and import the data.

As mentioned by another, most drive makers provide for a utility that will
do this. It's either in the box or downloadable for free from the drive
maker's web site. This is usually the way to go.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Briggers" <Briggers@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B75B0383-BB20-4BB5-83ED-43B57460286B@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I am upgrading my hard drive and would like to transfer the OS and all
> thefiles on my existing drive, I have searched the help files for:
>
> transfer OS
> transfer windows
> Move windows
> copy wind
> etc
>
> But I can't find how to do it, what should I be looking for.
>
> Microsoft tells us that it's simple to do this, I am sure it is but they
> don't make it easy to find.
>
> Thanks
> David
> --
> Some things don't matter very much; most things don't matter at all
July 22, 2005 3:03:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

"Briggers" <Briggers@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B75B0383-BB20-4BB5-83ED-43B57460286B@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I am upgrading my hard drive and would like to transfer the OS and all
> thefiles on my existing drive, I have searched the help files for:
>
> transfer OS
> transfer windows
> Move windows
> copy wind
> etc
>
> But I can't find how to do it, what should I be looking for.
>
> Microsoft tells us that it's simple to do this, I am sure it is but they
> don't make it easy to find.
>
> Thanks
> David

The only way you can "transfer" Windows is if you use an imaging program
like Norton Ghost. Otherwise you have to un-install from the old HDD and
re-install on the new.
!