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FrankTank4814

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Hello. I just bought two new hdd's (WD 160's) and want to use both of them in my comp and take out my old 80 gig. My comp did not come with an XP install cd, just a recovery partition on the hdd. So I'm wondering what I have to do to install XP on one of my new hdds. Thanks to anyone with any info on this.
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The software disk supplied with the HDD lets you "clone" your present hard drive onto the new one. Just choose "Make the New Drive your Boot Device" :tazz: .
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the hdd's didn't come with a disk. they were oem from a website.
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the hdd's didn't come with a disk.  they were oem from a website.

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Well, you need to get your paws on some software that will let you make an "image" copy of one disk on another. Preferably something on a bootable floppy.

Maybe someone can suggest something??




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Goto the HDD's site (ie...seagate..maxtor,etc) and the sites should have application that will allow you to migrate your data over to a new drive.

http://www.seagate.c...rs/discwiz.html <-- for Seagate drives which will allow you to "copy/image" over your information (os,data) to a new drive. It's free btw.

Maxtor has similar software on thier site.

Edited by nevets68, 20 June 2005 - 11:30 PM.

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