slave to master HD file transfer

  alsmith 13:52 04 Aug 2006

brief history- mobo and proc replaced new HD fitted as master, trying to transfer all my data from slave to master. can I just drag and drop or do I need be careful with windows (XP home). Internet connection has also stopped working although I know password and username are correct ( get error message saying either one is incorrect)could it be anything to do with the replacement parts? lastly do i need to format the slave once emptied prior to using as a backup. MT

  johndrew 13:58 04 Aug 2006

I think you need to make an image of your `old` disk and transfer it to the `new` HD. I`m fairly certain it is not just a case of copying everything across.

  rawprawn 13:59 04 Aug 2006

If your Master is fully loaded, OS and Applications, you can just transfer the data straight accross.
Internet connection, have you entered the correct pop and SMTP settings
When you have transferred all you want I you are better to format the slave and have a fres start.

  SANTOS7 13:59 04 Aug 2006

Why not reverse them make your slave the master and use new as slave, you wouldn't have to move any files then..

  rawprawn 14:00 04 Aug 2006

You can transfer Data but not applications, which is why I said "Fully Loaded"

  alsmith 14:38 04 Aug 2006

I re-loaded my internet connection with the supplied disk (tiscali) surely the pop and SMTP would have been set up then, no problems with my laptop( same user name and password)

  rawprawn 14:51 04 Aug 2006

I would check if I were you,in Tools/accounts

  xania 16:21 04 Aug 2006

Let's just goback a step. When you install a new mobo, you MUST reinstall Windows. The existing operating system will have files and drivers relating to your old mobo and trying to bring it back to the new one is asking for trouble. Certainly, this could affect any of trhe attached devices, as the bus will prpoably be different.

Any files and folders other than your Operating system can simply be dragged across. You acan safely drag across 'My Documents' and from your named folder in Documents and Settings your desktop and favorites.

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