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By zlitocook ·
If you need to compleatly upgrade a users computer? If you want to upgrade a system from say a 1 gighz computer to a 2.0 gighz system. New mainboard, cdrw, network card, modem.. ect and you get a stop screen saying basicly you can not do this. I have found this on three systems and can not migrate from the old hard drive to the new. I thought that there was a tool to move data from one drive to a new one.

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by mlivshin In reply to What do you do

There are few utilities to help you to transfer your settings from one PC to another:
Try
1.Altiris PC Transplant
http://www.altiris.com/products/pctransplantpro/

2.Acronis Migrate Easy
http://www.acronis.com/products/migrateeasy/

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by TheChas In reply to What do you do

For XP and W2K systems, you need to do a few things in specific order.

Here is the link to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article,

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314070

Remove any spaces from the pasted link.

For XP, it is a good idea to start out with the same NIC, HDD, and amount of RAM. This significantly reduces the probability of triggering a product activation event.

As a general rule, the last thing I do before I power down the old PC, is to remove ALL hardware that will not be IDENTICAL from device manager.
That way, Windows will not attempt to install drivers for devices that do not exist.

If a new hard drive is part of the mix, I use the copy utility from the new HDD mfg.

If all I need to save is user files, I may just place the drive into my hot-swap bay, and create CDs of the user files.

Chas

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