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What is the best way of Transferring Everything To New PC ?


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georgetok

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Hi,

I just bought New Dell PC with following Specs :

64 bit Windows -7 ( Home Premium )

Intel Core i7-2600 Processor (3.4GHz, 8MB Cache)

12GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory

500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing

1GB ATI Radeon? HD5770 Graphics


My old PC also has 500 GB HDD with Data

I want to remove the Win 7 Home Premium from new PC & Install Win -7 Ultimate 64 bit on new HDD.

Then Transfer data from old HDD to New HDD.

What is the best way of doing it ?

Do I need to fool around with Bios etc because the New PC has come with Win -7 Home Premium but I want to Install Win -7 Ultimate.

Also waht is the best way of Transferring data from old HDD to New HDD ?

Thank You.
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phillipcorcoran

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No need to change any BIOS settings just for a different version of Windows as the BIOS is for hardware recognition and configuration only.

Just go ahead & install Win7 Ultimate on new hard drive, but make sure you have access to any Dell-specific drivers that the Win7 DVD doesn't have.
This may mean getting them from the Dell website if Dell didn't supply a driver CD with the new machine. Dell hardware typically requires custom-made drivers which can only be obtained from Dell.

The data from the old drive: Fit the old drive inside your new PC if there's a spare bay for it, or buy an external enclosure for it which hooks up to a USB port on the new PC.
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