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Old 09-11-2005, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i just got my new computer but i really dont want to go through the hassle of downloading all my programs etc again.

I was thinking of just putting my old 30G C: drive as the master C drive in my new system and using the new 250G just for storage etc. When i tried this i found out that the new computer is a west.dig SATA drive and my old ones are all IDE. I tried to set it up but it always loads off of the new drive anyway, even when the 30G is set up as master.

Is it possible to just copy my entire C drive over from my old system to the new one? Both computer's have XP installed. If i copy everything over (including XP) would everything on the new system function as it did before? thanks

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Old 09-12-2005, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If there is no way for you to connect the hard drive to your motherboard, you can try the windows files and settings transfer wizard.

Files and Settings Trasfer Wizard Instructions

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Old 09-12-2005, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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perfect...i think that's exactly what i'm looking for
thanks guys
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