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Old 01-20-2005, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, my current computer is soon going to be out of space, and I need to upgrade, and I was thinking about getting a 36gb raptor 10,000 RPM, but I DON'T/WON'T want to reinstall XP, and the 36 gig wont hold everything that is on my current hard drive, so is there any way to transfer just the OS and not other software to a new HD?
Or should I just get the 80 gig seagate and put the OS on there using the old 60gb for extra space?
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Old 01-20-2005, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Please help...
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Old 01-20-2005, 03:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can't transfer a OS from one hard drive to the other, you can, however, write an image using something like True Image, install windows onto the other drive, and then revert that OS to the image of your current OS, basically meaning you clean install Windows, but then instantly import all of your old settings etc. to your new drive.
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or you can just use the extra 80gig for storage and leave ur OS alone?
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The new one would be a lot faster... even if it wasnt the 10,000 RPM
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The problem is that my Dell is "special" and it tooks 6 hours worth of dell support to get the internet working...
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LOL 6 hours for a Dell techie to sort a net connection out!
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Takes me 10 min go get internet on an OS im not fammilar with, or forgot everything about.
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Well, 6 hours to deal with the way I had re- installed XP and then the internet.
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I would just get an 80GB, and move all your files onto it, except for Windows and the program files
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