I was about to purchase Powerquest's Drive Copy to aid the upgrade of a hard drive by copying its contents but I found out that it doesn't support Windows XP. I've previously upgraded with a clean install but never used copying software. What can I use that supports XP?
Also, am I write in thinking that copying software ie operating systems means that I won't have to reinstall the OS?
Yes, xxcopy does work. When I bought my computer it only had a 20gb hard drive in it. I then bought a 40gb hard drive and used xxcopy to transfer everything from the 20 to the 40 and now I have an 80gb hard drive and also used xxcopy to do the transfer. No problems.
Most of the larger drive manufacturers have installation software available from their websites to aid with the installation of a new drive and this software will also enable you to copy one drive to another. In the case of Maxtor the Maxblast III installation software is downloadable to floppy disk and the diagnostic utility Powermax can also be downloaded. Seagate have similar utilities available for download and no doubt Western Digital will also have something similar.
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