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Old 12-24-2004, 04:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a blank hard drive and a hard drive with the Windows XP OS.

If I copy the root directory from the h/d with XP on it to the blank h/d, will the blank h/d then have the XP OS on it too?

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no, you have to install the OS via the WinXP CD for it to work
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Or copy the partition.
Or make in image and restore it to the new drive.

Programs:

Partition Magic
Drive Image
Ghost
Acronis

Or search for a free partition copy/image utility on www.google.com
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Also, if you want to make an image and restore it to the new drive, you need a third partition on one of your drives, or you need a third drive, or write the image to CD-ROM(s)
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