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Migrating to new PC


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jaxisland

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So here we go, I have an old PC that I want an identical copy of the hard drive moved to a new PC.

First thought, was Ghost, I created a backup point on the old computer to a usb drive.
Booted the new computer from the Ghost CD, told it to restore the point off the usb drive.
Everything looks good so I reboot the computer, but I boot the the XP install disk first and run the repair. But during the repair its loaded with COM+ errors and dll and library errors. So I scratch that and reformat the hard drive.
I load the Ghost image a second time on the clean drive, and figured I would let it boot, but it gets to the first Microsoft Windows XP screen with the progress bar and reboots. It will stay in the cycle forever.

So my question is how can I image the old to the new. I am using Ghost 10.0. I noticed there are different utilites on the Ghost CD when you boot from it, is there something else I have to do first?

I dont like Ghost, and I dont use it, but this seemed to be my only option so I am looking for detailed help on Ghost or a different solution, but I dont want to have to spend much or any money if I dont have to.

Thanks for listening!
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krmooo

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everything youve ever wanted to know about ghost but couldnt think of can be found hereghost :whistling:
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Basically they say not to do it cause it wont work.

So there is nothing out there that will migrate an old computer to a new without a fresh install?
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I'm not sure how well an image would work. When you use an image from the old computer, it is for that old computer with the hardware in it. Moving it to a new computer is asking for plenty of errors since the hardware is completely different. You can just put that old hard drive in with the new one, install XP on the new one, then copy the files over that you need.
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