Transfer complete Harddrive to backup hard drive in vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by James Ryel, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. James Ryel

    James Ryel Guest

    Good Morning
    I have a IDE hard drive with Win XP on my old computer and would lik
    to transfer all files and programs to a spare hard drive in my ne
    computer. The idea is to be able to boot the old hard drive in the ne
    computer.
    The new computer has Vista 32 ultimate with 4 sata hard drives. At thi
    time only one hard drive is connected

    How do I link and preform this task
     
    James Ryel, Nov 21, 2008
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  2. James Ryel

    DL Guest

    Is your installation of winxp a retail version, or OEM supplied with your
    old PC?
    If the latter, no can do as its licensed only to the origonal PC
     
    DL, Nov 21, 2008
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  3. James Ryel

    James Ryel Guest

    The old computer i custom built from scratch with the full price XP OS
    disk (I still have). Started playing online games back in 1999 need I
    say more. Wanted to transfer the whole package due to length and time
    for a re install.

    The new computer I built has:
    CPU E6850
    4 gig's of ram
    8800 GTX vidio card
    Sharkey Extreem mother board
    4 SATA hard drives - 1 being used
     
    James Ryel, Nov 21, 2008
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  4. James Ryel

    DL Guest

    If no one comes along, google for Vista Dual boot
    You'll have to conduct a repair installation of winxp to install the correct
    drivers
     
    DL, Nov 21, 2008
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  5. James Ryel

    James Ryel Guest

    DL,
    Good afternoon!
    Thanks for the input - I'll look into the dual boot.

    Have a great weekend!
     
    James Ryel, Nov 21, 2008
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