Move programs over to a second HD

  GBL 21:24 26 Feb 2003

I am using XP pro and have installed a second Hard Drive, can I transfer some of the programs from the main HD to the second one?? if so what is the best way of doing it??

I am considering a complete format of the main HD but don't want to have to reinstall everything if I can help it. Some were downloads etc

  Lú-tzé 22:03 26 Feb 2003

Any progs you installed will have to be reinstalled if you format your hdd.

Data can be easily copied between hdds/ partitions.

  slysy 22:10 26 Feb 2003

Some future info.
If a big hard drives 20Gb or more, then make sure you keep the original .exe after a download, keep em safe just in case.
Also make use of the system restore feature in XP


  woodchip 22:13 26 Feb 2003

Also when you load program's to your other drive, there will still be some files on C:\like .dll files etc. that windows likes to be able to see plus there will be references in the registry

  GBL 22:16 26 Feb 2003

Thanks to you all, advice noted.

  Qmar 01:51 27 Feb 2003

Norton cleansweep can backup and reinstall existing programs... [XP system restore must be similiar?]

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