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Migrate Win2k-HDD to new hardware

By john.m1 ·
Hi All, set the scene. we (you & me) cannot clone (ghost) a win2k HDD to a larger one in a new desktop because of the SID problem? is this correct?

So if my computer blows up-disintegrates-catches fire or just sues me for divorce, how do i migrate the surviving HDD to a new and different computer? is there an answer or do i just do it the hard way, i.e. reinstall win2k give the new machine the old network ID number and put back all software and data? Some Progress this! Come on M-Soft we are not all criminals, this is a legitimate requirement.

any advice welcome, consider me a novice. (this time only)

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Migrate Win2k-HDD to new hardware

by TheChas In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

Check out this Microsoft Knowledge base article.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q249694

Remove the space from the pasted link.

It details how to move a W2K install to new hardware.

Chas

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by john.m1 In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

charlie is (normally) me darlin'
but M-Soft have mucked up the knowledge base and removed this article, i'll hold back on the points for a while, PS I've reinstalled now anyway but i'll be doing this again so i still want to learn the bestway. cheers.

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by shmaltz In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

First of all you could clone a Windows machine and not have a problem with the SID. Windows 2000 inludes a tool on the CD just for this it is called sysprep.exe. You can download an upgrade from Microsofts website (called sysprep 1.1) that will alsolet you inlude new drivers if the hadrware is different (if you clone a new machine).
So now to your question if your comptuer blows up ..... ? the answer is in the previuos lines.

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by john.m1 In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

Well, it didn't really **** up i just needed to migrate from a machine which was legacy from an old defunct dell contract to a bright shiny new all singer and dancer, and, i just wanted to do it quickly and easily,,,,and completely.

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by TheChas In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

I saved a copy of the MS article.

Send me an e-mail via the peer-directory link.
Last name Harag

and I will e-mail the article to you.

Chas

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by john.m1 In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

i've doubled the points in the hope that i can share them between thechas and newyorker211 not sure if this will work but my intentions are good, john.m1

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by shmaltz In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

So I gave you my answer you can do it using the Sysprep 1.1 tool and any gohsting program.

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by john.m1 In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

just my way of being fair "ny211", john.m1

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by john.m1 In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

Hi To - TheChas - went to peer directory couldn't find an email link?

please mail article to - john.m1@lineone.net - thanks for the xtra help
John Mahoney

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by john.m1 In reply to Migrate Win2k-HDD to new ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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