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Is there any program that will allow me to move my Windows XP dir from C to E??? Or can i just cut and paste it from C to E?

Im gonna use my old 20 GB HDD for my Win install, and dont want to have to install all my programs and windows again.

BTW,
- C = 160 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA 160023
- E = 20 GB Western Digital - Enhanced IDE

Thanks In advanced.
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hmm, well I reinstalled winxp on my sata drive just last week and I forgot to unplug the power to my ide drives.
I now have winxp as an E drive.
If you want to do it intentionally, I think you can go to Controlpanel>administrative tools>computer management>local storage.
Right click the drives and *change drive letter or paths*.
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You could Ghost it, I believe, with Norton Ghost, but you'd have too pay for the program. I doubt copying it would work, but you could always try to copy it, you have nothing to lose anyway, if it doesn't work you can always revert back to the old HDD
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im pretty sure you could install windows onto the E: drive, and in the bios select that HDD as teh first boot device, windows will still be on the other hdd, but you can boot of the 20gb, and then you can possibly delete the windows files off the big hdd if it works
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You could Ghost it, I believe, with Norton Ghost, but you'd have too pay for the program. I doubt copying it would work, but you could always try to copy it, you have nothing to lose anyway, if it doesn't work you can always revert back to the old HDD
I Have Norton Ghost 10, it came with system works, suggested by someone else on another forum. but I dont think it would work because windows needs certain files that are hidden OS files.

First ill try 'Control panel>administrative tools>computer management>local storage.'

then ghost.

then if all else fails. I might try copying, and adding a os to the boot.ini.

By the way: I want to KEEP all my programs on my SATA. and just move Windows onto My IDE.

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...I think you can go to Controlpanel>administrative tools>computer management>local storage.
Right click the drives and *change drive letter or paths*.
What control panel do you mean? I have a dutch winXP copy so everything is named different and I just couldn't figure out what exactly you meant.
And does this just change the names of the directories (e.g. C:\\ to E:\\) or does it actually move the files to the other drive?

I would really like to know this as I have sort of the same problem as the op, but in my case the SATA connector on the hdd hangs together with superglue, and lately the drive made some ticking sounds so I don't really ..trust it anymore
So I'm considering to buy a new drive, but I just reinstalled everything 2 months ago and I finally have everything back up and running, and I would hate to do everything over again..
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What control panel do you mean? I have a dutch winXP copy so everything is named different and I just couldn't figure out what exactly you meant.
And does this just change the names of the directories (e.g. C:\\ to E:\\) or does it actually move the files to the other drive?

I would really like to know this as I have sort of the same problem as the op, but in my case the SATA connector on the hdd hangs together with superglue, and lately the drive made some ticking sounds so I don't really ..trust it anymore
So I'm considering to buy a new drive, but I just reinstalled everything 2 months ago and I finally have everything back up and running, and I would hate to do everything over again..
What he's reffering to is simply changing the name of a drive not moving files from one to another, this is not what you are looking to do.
To do what you want, you need to get norton ghost, and ghost your old HDD to your new HDD and then plug the new one in... it should work properly... if not then you may have to reinstall mate
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My windows is running off my e: drive on my gaming machine.
I had to do that because of an error that happened on the c: drive and I didn't want to lose what I had on both drives (I have 2 drive, 1 spit into 2 paritions, so 3 drive letters. c: & d: and 1st drive, e: is 2nd drive).
So, I installed it do the 2nd drive, and when it booted up, windows ended up being on e: drive, and has worked fine (for the most part) since.
The only thing you might have to do, is go through your registry and change any referrences to the c: to e:
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThaLoveDocta View Post
What he's reffering to is simply changing the name of a drive not moving files from one to another, this is not what you are looking to do.
To do what you want, you need to get norton ghost, and ghost your old HDD to your new HDD and then plug the new one in... it should work properly... if not then you may have to reinstall mate
Norton Ghost makes an image of your hdd, right? like that other program Acronis?
Exactly how large are those images and where can you store them? Or do you store them on the old hdd and then move it over to the new system?

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ah - I misread the question, I see... my bad
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