View Full Version : Howto migrate existing sys to a new HDD?????
05-28-02, 04:08 PM
I am thinking of installing a new harddrive (Cheetah X15 36LP) without destroying my current operating system. Can anyone give me suggestions on how to do it?
Here is what I want: after installing the new hdd, all my previous O.S. and files are preserved, and I can bootup just as before.
Is this possible?
05-28-02, 04:14 PM
Yes, try a program made by the manufacturer of the new drive to do this. Check theri website. Always back-up critical stuff though, you never know if something might go wrong.
A program like Ghost can copy your old HD to the new one without losing any OS components. I believe some HD makers even include software to do this.
Or if you have DOS and don't mind using it, you can use the command XCOPY O:\*.* N: /E /H /K
That will copy all files and directories off the O drive to the N drive. O for old, N for new! :D
05-28-02, 06:54 PM
there is a new way of xcopy, i think its xcopyx! I'm not sure, I founf information on it when i changed my hd from a 20 gig 5400 to a 15 gig 7200. I gotta find the website, once I do I will post here for sure! xcopyx (ithink thats it) fixes the problems that were reported with xcopy. and its availble with winME and higher
If you are using 2K or XP, after you copy the drive, make sure that you jumper the new drive to the SCSI ID of the old drive. This will allow the ARC path in the boot.ini to function properly. You may also need to fdisk /mbr to clear the master boot record.
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