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Postby kaga on Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:31 am

ok i was wondering how would i transfer my old labtop hard drive to a new one?
is it different from a desktop?
i am going replace my old one with a new segate labtop HD
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:14 pm

You could put both in a desktop computer (you'll need to buy adapters to do this) and use Norton Ghost to copy one to the other. However, you could also transfer all of your data to another computer over a network, swap hard drives, and then transfer your data back after you've gotten Windows and your other programs installed on the new drive. This is how I would do it if I were to replace the hard drive on my laptop.
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Postby Gazza on Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:40 pm

Ditto to what CDRecorder posted, but would suggest the network route as you didn't state what Operating System your old pc has and what the new one has.
What I mean is if you have win98 on the old one and the new laptop is running XP of some type your 98 image wouldn't work on the newer hardware due to possible unsupported hardware/drivers.

I would back up all your data to a network and then install the programs on the new laptop and then import your data as mentioned above Image
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Postby kaga on Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:18 pm

my labtop is running xp home
bought the segate 40gb hd wanted the Hitachi 7200 rpm drive but it was too much .
yeah ill do a fresh install and copy over the data
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Intel® Core™2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz
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2GB DDR2/667 Dual Channel Memory
100GB SATA/150 7,200 RPM
Dell Inspiron 6000
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