CHG Larger HDD win xp

  pj1664 22:23 21 May 2008
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Hi Guys a quick question, I need to upgrade the HDD for one of my pc's with win xp will i need to reactivate windows once I have chg the HDD, whch will be a much larger size then the one I have now and also What is the best solution to transfer files from One HDD to a new HDD without looosing any info, Basically I need to clone the new HDD so I dont loose any of my work and also leave planty of room for more work.Thanks.

  rossgolf 22:49 21 May 2008

get Acronis True Image
used by many on here

  ashdav 22:55 21 May 2008

Why not add it to your system and just transfer your files across.
That way there's no need to clone/reactivate.

  pj1664 18:34 22 May 2008

Hi ashdav, you said "Why not add it to your system and just transfer your files across" but surely to transfer files across you will need an operating system alredy installed which will prompt you to reactivate the OS am I right?

  pj1664 18:35 22 May 2008

Hi rossgolf, with acronis true image is it straight forward?

  ashdav 20:50 22 May 2008

I assumed you already had a working system with XP installed on C drive.
If you add another drive and format it, you can use it to store all your data files and keep the original C drive as is.

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