Transferring HDD from old puter to New[ish] one

  jack 14:17 02 Feb 2005
Locked

Am in process of setting up an old P11 puter for somebody. When done will remove hard drive from her existing P1 machine and install on the new[er] one to transfer her stuff.
So chaps and chapesses I think I know what to do
check me out please.

1. remove drive reset jumper to slave and install
Is that all I need do?
Do I have to disable Windoze on the old drive
or Fdisk to remove active partition?

Thank you in anticipation

  PA28 14:22 02 Feb 2005

You should be OK on what you suggest. Her computer will load Windows from her current C: drive and will ignore that on the slave D: drive. Copy only data across - applications will need to be reinstalled fresh on her C: drive. You can usually transfer My Documents across in one lump, simply delete or rename the My Documents folder that will have been created fresh on the C; drive.

  plsndrs3 14:24 02 Feb 2005

I did the same a while ago - as long as the additional drive is set to slave, there is no need to mess with Windows settings.

I assume that the new HDD will have windows loaded? If so, why not move the programs and data onto the new drive and format the old one? Gives you a whole, wmpty Hard drive. There are many programmes for this available. If not, why not swap the 2 drives over so that the 'old' one is the master [bootable] and the 'new' one becomes the slave?

Regards,

Paul

  jack 17:06 02 Feb 2005

Thank you mutchly
Now I know what to do

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

See mcbess's iconic style animated for Mercedes-Benz

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Black Friday 2017 : date, sites participants & bonnes affaires