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Dear Fellow Overclockers,

I am having an issue. My old job got a new computer for the accountant. They want me to set it up, which is fine. Basically, I took the old HDD out and slapped it into the new computer as a slave drive. However, I am having an issue getting all of her accounting software to run. So I tried to use the old HDD as a boot device for the new computer and it just BSOD, wont even make it into Windows XP. Is there a way that I can fix this without having to reinstall MS Office, her accounting software, quickbooks, etc. The reason I say this is because they are really disorganized and I doubt they even have the disks or software keys for their purchases. I really dont like to mess with it because of all the important data that is on that computer as far as their backups. I dont want to lose anything. I was trying to maybe find a way to ghost the harddrive and reinstall it on the new harddrive using Ghost. I dont know a sufficient way to do this without having to reinstall everything. Is there something that I am missing that would make this a lot more simple?

Ideally, i want to just transfer the data to the new computer. I know for the programs to all run, I need the registry and other stuff. Surely there is a way to do this without having to just completely redo everything. Will a program like Ghost image everything so I can reinstall it on the new computer, including the registry and programs. How do they upgrade computers in a corporate environment without just redoing everything, especially in an accounting firm? Thanks for your help. Couldnt live without you.

Sincerely,

SilentHell
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AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 GTX 670 4GB GSKILL RIPSAW 1600 20GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD and 500GB WD 7200RPM PoS DVD-ROM (not even a burner lol?) Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 23 inch 1080p x 2 One with a wire 750W Corsair Cooler Master HAF 932 
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Is there a way that I can just load the drivers for the new computer on the old HDD and maybe then it will boot up instead of BSOD? or is there something more that I need to do than that. It gets to the Windows XP loading screen for literally half a second and then just BSOD. I assume it is a driver issue of some type. Any recommendations would be great because I do not want to have to reinstall all of the software and I doubt the company will shell out the money for new licenses. Thanks.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 GTX 670 4GB GSKILL RIPSAW 1600 20GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD and 500GB WD 7200RPM PoS DVD-ROM (not even a burner lol?) Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 23 inch 1080p x 2 One with a wire 750W Corsair Cooler Master HAF 932 
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One with no wire Squishy Type with Wrist Support Proplantronics 7.1 Headset 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 GTX 670 4GB GSKILL RIPSAW 1600 20GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD and 500GB WD 7200RPM PoS DVD-ROM (not even a burner lol?) Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 23 inch 1080p x 2 One with a wire 750W Corsair Cooler Master HAF 932 
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Thank you. I will try this tonight and let you know if it works. It is a newer Dell i5 Desktop, the old computer was an old Dell XPS. Maybe this would let it boot up and keep me from reinstalling all of the dang accounting programs.
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(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 GTX 670 4GB GSKILL RIPSAW 1600 20GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD and 500GB WD 7200RPM PoS DVD-ROM (not even a burner lol?) Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 23 inch 1080p x 2 One with a wire 750W Corsair Cooler Master HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
One with no wire Squishy Type with Wrist Support Proplantronics 7.1 Headset 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 GTX 670 4GB GSKILL RIPSAW 1600 20GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD and 500GB WD 7200RPM PoS DVD-ROM (not even a burner lol?) Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 23 inch 1080p x 2 One with a wire 750W Corsair Cooler Master HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
One with no wire Squishy Type with Wrist Support Proplantronics 7.1 Headset 
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