XP - Clone IDE to SATA

  onthelimit1 16:00 28 Oct 2013

XP Home machine with failing IDE HDD. I have a spare SATA and wonder if there's a simple way to clone one to the other. I tend to use Macrius Reflect for cloning now, so have the software. For me, the difficulty is with the SATA drivers - I do have a slipstreamed XP disc which I use to reinstall Windows on SATA drives, but unsure of the procedure for cloning old to new.

Any help appreciated.

  Jwbjnwolf 16:54 28 Oct 2013

I just found this forum thread which may help :)

I've never done it, but looks no harder than cloning to the same type of drive, just set the SATA to IDE in bios

Hope this helps :) 1]: [click here

  retep888™ 16:59 28 Oct 2013

I don't know Macrius Reflect, can't help you, normally use Acronis TrueImage.

I'd install the slipstreamed XP on the SATA temporarily then install Acronis TrueImage(or your Macrius Reflect if it can do the something as AT), then start AT within SATA to clone XP from IDE (make sure it's updated to SP3 already) then make the cloned SATA bootable.

  lotvic 17:04 28 Oct 2013

I found this info: click here from IDE to SATA: Paragon has special wizard for such situations: "P2P Adjust OS" or Adaptive Restore... etc etc and then/ This feature is included in following products: (list of paragon programs)

  onthelimit1 18:09 28 Oct 2013

Thanks all. I'll investigate over the next day or two.

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