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Need to put XP on a SETA hard drive


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Ole37

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Hi

I have a new computer on order with a SETA hard drive and no operating system pre- installed. Currently I am running Windows XP, SP3 on a soon to be discarded computer. I would like to make a complete copy of my current drive, which is IED controlled, to the SETA system. I understand it is not a simple process.

I also have a second disk on my current system which I use for image back ups. I would like to transfer that drive to the new SETA system for the same backup purpose.

I am in need of a blue print on the procedure to accomplish the transfer.

TIA

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I also have a second disk on my current system which I use for image back ups. I would like to transfer that drive to the new SETA system for the same backup purpose.

Just take that hard drive and connect it to your motherboard with the SATA drive.

To clone your other hard drive (IDE) to the SATA one, use Clonezilla.
It runs in memory, so you don't need Windows.
http://clonezilla.org/

For a tut in your scenario, click on "Live CD/USB...." in the right sidebar.
Then click on "step by step examples" a little bit of the page down. Then go to the Save Disk Image tutorial. Then after the image is stored on an external drive, use the Restore Disk Image tutorial to restore the image to your new hard disk.

Edited by edge2022, 31 May 2009 - 04:35 PM.

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Thank you edge,

Much Appreciated!

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Howdy:

It isn't going to work..

1: The cloned drive will not even start as none of the hardware on the new system will match what Windows is looking for in Registry.

2: It would be against Microsofts EULA to move an installed OEM xo install to a new system. That install is forever married to the old system even if you throw that system in the garbage.

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1: The cloned drive will not even start as none of the hardware on the new system will match what Windows is looking for in Registry.

That is true. I read your questions wrong. I thought you were getting a new hard drive, and wanted to clone your old one to it.

In this case, if you want Windows XP, you will need to buy a disc, but XP discs are not sold anymore.
You may want to buy a Vista install disc, or wait for Windows 7 to come out (you could try the RC version though).

Another option would be to use a free OS, such as Linux.
Ubuntu is really good for beginners: http://www.ubuntu.com/
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OK

I have the original xp disks, but are you saying that I would have to do a clean install on the new computer?

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No. What we are saying is that it is illegal to use the disks and most likely, if they came with another systenm (Dell, HP, etc), they won't even work.

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One license key for one copy of Windows.

On the new computer, you would have to do a clean install, but it won't matter b/c there is nothing on the drive to begin with.
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