Transfering from XP hard drive to vista Hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Gatorpit, Nov 11, 2008.

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    Gatorpit Guest

    The old XP machine fried the mother board but the hard drive survived. So I am trying to transfer files from the old hd to the new hd using the file transfer wizard. The old hd is connected using an external shell via USB. Upon the first attempt it copied everything on to it self. What I do wrong? 

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    Gatorpit, Nov 11, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    The wizard is designed for use within one working OS for later transfer to
    another. For what you are doing all you need do is copy the data from one
    drive to the other from Windows Explorer. You may find that you need to take
    ownership of the files in order to do this.

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    Rick Rogers, Nov 11, 2008
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