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By momsport ·
I want to move all data and applications from my 6 gb hard drive to my new 18 gb SCSI hard drive. How can I do this painlessly?

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There isn't a true painless way, unless you have a pc-technician do it. It can be done "from home" though. Make a bootable floppy disk. Create an autoexec.bat and config.sys. Include on the floppy your cd rom driver (???.sys), mscdex.exe, xcopy32., fdisk, format, and of course command.com.

Then install the new drive as a slave. Recognize it in the cmos correctly then let your pc boot up. Format the new drive. Now drop to dos, go to c> and type attrib -h *.* /s to clear the attributes of all files on your c: drive. Go back to windows explorer and copy the entire contents of c: to the new drive. Do the same for extra partitions of your main drive.

Now remove both drives, jumper the new drive as master and put back in the pc. Boot with the floppy, check the cmos for the new drive recognition. Make sure the cd rom drive turned on with the floppy boot. You might not need this floppy boot if all copied perfectly, else you'll need this cdrom drive right about now to reinstall windows. Some files won't copy right and this might be a favor to your system anyhow.

Good luck. If you buy the drive at a local shop instead of a huge retailer, they may just install and copy it all for you. There are a multitude of softwares that do this for you, and they already own them. You might pay $10 more for the drive, but it's worth it. Or, buy a tech manual at the bookstore, like "upgrading your own pc's" titles.

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by momsport In reply to Transfer data/application ...

Very fast response and informative.

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by pokester45 In reply to Transfer data/application ...

Get yourself a copy of Norton "Ghost". It's a utility that copies one hard drive to another painlessly. It even partitions the drive and copies the boot sector.
Staples or Office Max should have a copy.

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by momsport In reply to Transfer data/application ...

Very helpful alternative.

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