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Old 02-29-2004, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Newbie.. copy PC hardrive to new laptop hardrive? possible

so if i by a laptop with no OS, but a large enough hardrive and memeory can i copy my PC desktop hardrive to that computer and have a functional OS along with all of my files

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Old 02-29-2004, 02:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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not a good idea... when you install an os on your pc it is configured to your hardware specs... so just transferring it to a laptop will result in the os throwing a major fit... it probably wont start, or if it does it wont function properly.

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Old 02-29-2004, 02:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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with win95/98/ME it may work. with win2k/xp it will be more difficult. you can use norton ghost to clone a partition over tcp/ip. it is better to install operating system from scratch than trying to repair an installation.
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