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    trajillo's Avatar Fitter Happier
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    Hey i got a new hard drive and i want copy everthing i have on the 1st hard drive to the new empty hard drive and then format the 1st hard drive and use it for storage...how do i do that?

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    I think Norton Ghost 2003 can di it for you, although stay away from the newer Norton 9.0 its crap.
    Also Acrions a similar app thats supposed to be very good...

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    In my sig is the best app imo for exactly that.

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    maybe a dumb question
    but why not simply copy it over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15%
    maybe a dumb question
    but why not simply copy it over?
    cos its his system drive (windows etc)

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    okaaaay.....
    lets dig a little deeper here

    is that because of the hidden system files - if so it is easy to copy those
    bytheway where is the windows Registry actually kept?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15%
    okaaaay.....
    lets dig a little deeper here

    is that because of the hidden system files - if so it is easy to copy those
    bytheway where is the windows Registry actually kept?
    registry is in hive files i think.
    There's one in the windows folder somewhere and the user registry part is in your documents and settings folder somewhere.

    you can't just copy it over because the boot files and stuff aren't going to be taken with (could be wrong i've never tried this i'm only assuming).

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    Norton Ghost works great on CDRs (I used versions prior to v9.0), however, the DVD burning support did not work at all on my DVDR. Perhaps the newer version supports newer DVD burners.

    ANYHOW, I was able to backup Windows XP perfectly on an NTFS partition. An exact clone!

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    are there any FREE programs that can do this?

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    You can copy the contents of one hard drive to another. You can copy your operating system, applications, and data to a new hard drive. If the hard drive you are copying contains more than one partition, you must copy the partitions one at a time to the new hard drive.

    You can use the Copy Drives feature when you upgrade to a larger hard drive or when you add a second hard drive and keep the original. You should not use the Copy Drives feature to set up a hard drive that will be used in another computer.
    Download Norton Ghost 9.0
    Its only 30MB, you need a keygen...

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