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By zawlin ·
dear sir,
i have pc with software installation. i want to have same software installation on other pc.so, i want to copy hard disk to hard disk to save time.i woulk like to know step by step procedures.thak a lot for your helping.

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by opatzg In reply to hard disk copy

I think the best route would be to buy the norton ghost imaging software and ghost an image of the drive and install that ghosted image onto the new drive. Otherwise you can try the xcopy routine the problem you're going to have is with the registry, software normally throws keys into the registry and unless your systems are exactly alike, your registry couldn't match and even at that I'ld question it since cpu serial numbers are stored in the registry and qwould no longer match the cpu on the motherboard. Also licensing can be an issue here as well so be cautious with what you're trying to do.
Good Luck

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by Maggot In reply to hard disk copy

YES ANSEWER #1 IS THE BEST CHOICE, THERE ARE MANY
DISK UTILITIES ON THE MARKET. BUT AS AN ALTERNATIVE YOU CAN USE XCOPY32, IF YOUR OS IS
WINDOWS 98 OR ME.
THIS MUST BE DONE IN A MS-DOS SESSION, THE COMMAND LINE IS AS FOLLOWS.

xcopy32 c. d:\/s/c/h/e/r/k
you have to repeat the command for each drive letter on your old drive.
this means repeat the command for each partiation if your drive has more than one, while this can
be time consuming it will work. but can also lead to some file corruption possibly.
and of course you have to prepare the new drive for correct geometry.

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by Maggot In reply to hard disk copy

forgot, destination drive has to be jumpered to slave of course,when done remove other drive, jumper new drive to master,run fdisk from a floppy
set the primary partition on the new C: drive as
active. then exit FDISK and the new drive will boot.

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