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Upgrade workstaion, preserve settings?

By KenLea1 ·
What would be the best way to upgrade a Win2000 workstation, preserving network settings? Need to do hardware rebuild, with new Hard disk. Intend to upgrade OS to XP Pro. Reluctant to clone with Norton Ghost (had messy failure once before), then upgrade. Would like to do clean install XP, then transfer data. Files and Settings Transfer Wizard might do documents, but what about network settings? PC is on a small (6) node workgroup, TCP/IP Ethernet 100Mbps, with Backups to one PC.

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by Gigelul In reply to Upgrade workstaion, prese ...

"but what about network settings?"
Writing on a paper the current settings takes <1 minute.
Setting the network after OS upgrade takes <1 minute.

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In addition to the D.R.'s answer: write on paper the WorkgroupName, ComputerName, DriveShareName & PrinterShareName if are any on that PC.

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One more:
After OS upgrade create the same user account: UserName & Password.
I will give you 2 minutes! :-)

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by Chris910 In reply to Upgrade workstaion, prese ...

you could run the files and settings transfer wizard but that may be a bit of an overkill.

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by CG IT In reply to Upgrade workstaion, prese ...

I'm with Florinel. Grab a piece of paper, napkin, postit note, burger wrapper, whatever and copy down the IP,subnetmask,gateway,DNS addresses. once you install everything, just open up network settings and add in the values.

Like Florinel says < or = a minute to do.

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