Newbie problems

student775student775 Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
I have two hard drives , one 80 gig drive and one 40 gig drive

the 40 gig drive has the operating system(windows xp) on it and is almost full

I want to transfer my operating system and some files to my 80 gig drive
and then delete the operating system on my 40 gig drive(windows xp)



any suggestions??

should i just do a clean install of windowsxp professional

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  • kalebkspkalebksp Member Posts: 1,033 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I would hook the new drive up as a slave, then use a program such as Norton Ghost to copy the old drive to the new one. If you choose this route insure to select the options of copying the MBR and set the drive active. Then you just need to set the new drive to be the master (old drive as slave), and you should be good to go.
  • mobri09mobri09 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 723
    Use your utilities software that came with your hard drive. For example max blaster disk, and it copies everthing over. Its a little floppy disk with various partitioning/formatting tools. It might take a while but it works great!
  • student775student775 Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanx..one thing i wonder tho

    I would like to get rid of the old operating system on the 40 gig..
    should i just reformat the 40 gig hard drive??
  • RussSRussS Member Posts: 2,068
    Yup, thats it. Once you have ghosted to the new drive AND verified it is all good then use the built in disk manager to format the old drive.
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  • Lee HLee H Member Posts: 1,135
    Hi

    I would use the 40gb as your system disk and the 80 as storage, copy all your valuable files over to the 80gb and re install xp on the 40, if you ever have to install windows again its less to back up cos all of ya files are on another drive.

    Hope this helps

    Lee H
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