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Old 07-20-2006, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a new hard drive and want to copy every thing from the old one and put it on the new one and then take the old one out. Is this possible to copy hard drives with out having to reinstall anything?

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Old 07-20-2006, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you planning on using your New HDD as the Master eventually?

If you are, you will need to install XP on it, then slave it and copy whatever you want over.

If you aren't ever going to be using it as a Master, then you just need to slave it / format it (NTFS) and copy whatever your heart desires.

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Old 07-20-2006, 08:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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or u can get a backing up software. Back up your whole HD and then restore to your new HD. I never tried but in theory it should work.
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Use Norton Ghost.

I've never tried it, but i've heard it's good, and not a memory hog.
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