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I have two Harddrives - A 20 gig with XP Pro and a 40 gig with XP home and i've ordered a 160 gig. Just wondering if theres a way to transfer one of the XPs to it because I don't have the discs and I don't feel like forking out £60 for the disc (I don't even have £60) ? thank in advance.
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post #2 of 18
The HD should come with software to transfer one complete drive over to the new one. OS and all.

You could also download http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...ads/discwizard
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Ok I ordered the hitachi deskstar..Theres nothing on there site but I could use a 3rd party software? also does it transfer the XP? that's my main problem (Sorry for the noobish questions )


EDIT: I will have to wait and find out if it comes with software it should be here tommorow.
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I used Acronis TrueImage...
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post #5 of 18
Diskwizard is free for you to DL anytime. Yes it will alow you to Migrate your Operating System (XP) along with everything else to the new HD.

No need to be sorry
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I used Acronis TrueImage...
You could use that instead if you wanted. Its up to you. Pretty much the same.
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Oh sweet thanks for your help .
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post #8 of 18
No problem.
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post #9 of 18
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Oh and one more question, How do these programs work? Will I have to download it on the computer im using now because i'm not using my new comp till my new harddrive arrives tommorow. Will just save me time if I knew.
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post #10 of 18
Yeah DL it now. You can make a bootable disk from it if you want to or put the old and new HD's in the new pc, boot as normal and run it from there.
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