copying windows xp onto new hard drive

  redchamp 19:00 12 Mar 2009
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hello.

im got a new hard drive which ive installed..

my old drive has errors on it and also not enough storage....

ive want to copy my xp operating system and some files across..

ive bought NORTON GHOST, but as far as i can tell it will just copy EVERYTHING from the old drive to the new drive, which i presume means the errors will follow....or will they??
i dont want to move all files across.

is there anything else i can do?? I no longer have original reinstallation cd.

  hastelloy 19:08 12 Mar 2009

Can you borrow a CD the same as your original? You could then install and use you own key. You would, of course, need to reinstall all of your software. Having reinstalled everything, use Norton Ghost to backup your full system to an external HDD then if this situation should happen again you can restore from your backup.

  hastelloy 19:40 12 Mar 2009

"thanks for the reply. I was fearing this was the only option.....:-("

redchamp - its best to stick to putting your responses in the thread so that others can keep on track and follow what's happening. The yellow envelopes should only be used by invitation.

  mimosa418 19:50 12 Mar 2009

I had to do thid some time ago.
I put the new drive into the machine in place of the CD writer, then used Paragon Hard Drive Manager to migrate the operating system to the new drive. The next step was to replace the old HD with te new one and put back the CD writer.
The reboot went perfectly.

  Graham. 19:59 12 Mar 2009

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