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    Clone a Drive (XP SP1)

    I have a NEW HDD (the old one was way too small)
    I want to transfer the old HDD settings to the new one without the need to
    Install XP again. I don't mind re-activatiing, I just need a bigger drive.

    How can I transfer my existing system to the new HDD?
    Is it possible to copy it to the new drive and then make this the boot drive.

    I am sure this is possible, I just need to know the method.

    Thanks in advance
    Andrew

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    Re: Clone a Drive (XP SP1)

    You will need a third party program such as PowerQuest Drive Image and use the Drive Copy Option. It will copy OS and all to the new Hard Drive making an exact copy of your old Hard Drive. PowerQuest
    OR, If you buy a Maxtor Hard Drive and load the Maxtor Software it will ask you if you want to copy your old Hard Drive to the New Hard Drive, but to be honest I have never had a lot of luck with that option from Maxtor. Maxtor makes a very good Hard Drive though.

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    Re: Clone a Drive (XP SP1)

    Andrew, most new hard drives come with software to transfer all your bits and bytes intact from the old drive the the new one. Is this not the case with your new acquisition?
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    Re: Clone a Drive (XP SP1)

    It didn't come with any software, just a bare drive.
    I will look into it now.

    Thanks
    Andrew

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