Not wishing to be without a working PC while upgrading I have built a new PC which is up & running with only 98SE installed. Now I want to transfer the total contents of my old hatd drive also with 98SE, to the new PC.Can I insert the old HD in the new PC in place of its HD ?...will it boot?...or do I insert old HD as slave in new PC and use Drive Image or some such to transfer contents to the new HD...some advice would be most welcome
Put the new HD in the old PC as a slave, make sure it is detected in the BIOS. Boot the PC and go to Start, Run and type in
xcopy c:\*.* /e/h/k/r/c d: and press enter.
When that has finished shut down the PC take out the new HD and install it in the new PC as a master. Boot the PC. You will get a few prompts about finding new hardware and so on (because it is probably a different motherboard to your old one). Just cancel them all until you get to your desktop. Once there re-install all your drivers from the CD that came with the motherboard and any other drivers like sound, graphics modem etc.