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Copying a hard drive

By BarryVG ·
Windows XP from 4gb to 40gb. Need to replace current drive with a large capacity drive. Used drive software to perform the partition copy, however, new drive doesn't display logon tiles.
If there a security issue in XP which won't allow drive copying? If so, what is the workaround? Appreciate any input.

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by mlafleur In reply to Copying a hard drive

By drive software, what is it that you mean? The only way I have ever done a drive to drive clone is using Symantec Ghost, and I've never had any problems, including with WinXP.

You will need version 7.0 or above to Ghost XP however.

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by BarryVG In reply to Copying a hard drive

Maxtor diskette which provides means to copy drive partitions. Copy went normal, however booting to the larger drive only gave a windows screen, no login tiles.

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by parvus1202 In reply to Copying a hard drive

Windows XP is a one time installation, this is due to licensing. If you already install XP to your old drive, one solution is to make your new drive a slave and keep your old one connected as primary. This way you can keep your OS on your old drive and save new programs to your new drive. You can access both without problem.

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by TheChas In reply to Copying a hard drive

The software that you used may not have been NTSF compatable, or may not have been able to set the new drive as an XP system drive.

Boot from the XP CD, and run recovery console.

You should be able to recover your XP installation.

XP shouldnot trigger an activation event IF all that was changed was the hard drive.

Keep the old drive on hand as a backup until you have the new drive working.

If you need to re-install XP, install the old drive as a slave after you install XP on thenew drive, and use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to import your files and programs from the old drive.

Chas

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by RCOM In reply to Copying a hard drive

The license of XP doesn't alow for changing the hard drive unless you contact Microsoft and get a reactivation code. The way XP's set up is there's a point system that sets priority to the devices in the PC. There's a maximum allowance of points that cannot be exceeded without re-activation. The hard drive by itself will be more than the allowable points. Microsoft will allow you to make the upgrade you'll just need to call them and get a code.

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