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Data transfer from Windows 7 hard drive to Windows 8.1 Hard drive

Q: Data transfer from Windows 7 hard drive to Windows 8.1 Hard drive

Hi everyone!
There's really no short way to explain my issue and though I tried, please bear with me!

My old laptop that I've had for about 6 years now finally bit the dust (nothing lasts forever, right?) It was an eMachines E527 series with a 64-bit OS Windows 7 (I believe with Vista) and x64-based processor. I depended very much so on this laptop while in college and it indeed was good to me, a reliable piece of equipment up until about a year ago when the battery needed replacing (saw that one coming) though being a broke college student I just never quite got around to buying one. Needless to say the battery was rendered shot and could not hold a charge by itself so as a result the only way I could use my laptop was if it was on its charger, remaining plugged in 24/7 otherwise the battery would drain within minutes and the laptop would die (I know this ultimately bad for it, though I didn't have a choice so I used my laptop like this for about a year and a half.) When the power cord needed replacing about 4 months ago, I gave in and managed a Rocketfish Universal AC Laptop Adapter with 8 different tips included. I found the tip for my laptop and was able to use the adapter for my laptop happily for about 2 months when suddenly it too stopped charging my laptop (I started having to literally hold the cord a certain way in order for it to work) and then it got to the point where the tip had to be pushed in VERY hard and firmly and literally HELD in that position in order for my laptop to detect a charge, and after trying several of the other tips with no luck, that's when I gave up and saved just enough money for a lower-ended but nonetheless new laptop from Bestbuy.

My problem arises here:
This old laptop, the eMachines E527, was the one I've used for college (and EVERYTHING else) up until about a month ago. As aforementioned, it's a 64-bit OS Windows 7 with a x64-based processor. This laptop has a number of things on it that I am not ready to part with and therefore still somehow need to retrieve: 1) Assignments, portfolios and data from last school year in Microsoft Office, 2) Five or so years worth of pictures that I'd like to still have/keep 3) Five or so years worth of iTunes music, and 4) A number of stored passwords on there that I've been struggling to remember since. The laptop itself I can't even turn on at this time.

My new laptop:
It's a Hewlitt Packard product that came equipped with Windows 8 of course but I did download the free upgrade to Windows 8.1.
"PC Info" gives the following information for Processor, RAM, and System Type, respectively: AMD A6-4455M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.10 GHz, 4.00 GB (3.47 GB usable), 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor.

My question:
Is there any way I can somehow extract what I need from the eMachines E527 hard drive and transfer it my new HP laptop? *If so I'd appreciate any info very much on how it can be done and also what the process is like! Thank you!!

*Please keep in mind!
a) eMachines E527 cannot be turned on (no working battery nor power cord)
b) I'd be extracting from a Windows 7 OS hard drive and transferring the needed files onto a Windows 8.1 OS.

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Preferred Solution: Data transfer from Windows 7 hard drive to Windows 8.1 Hard drive

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Data transfer from Windows 7 hard drive to Windows 8.1 Hard drive

You will need to remove the hard drive from the old laptop.

Purchase a hard drive enclosure or adapter, I recommend this one Sabrent USB-DSC7 Hard Drive Adapter - 2.5/ 3.5/ 5.25 SATA to USB 3.0 at TigerDirect.com.

There are a lot of less expensive (cheaper) products, but many don't work when you take it out of the box.

Be sure to get one that works with 2.5 inch drives.

Connect the old drive to the adopter/enclosure, connect the power supply and plug the USB connector into the new computer. Then you can copy your files from the old drive.

You cannot copy your installed programs, they must be installed again from discs or downloads.

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I had this idea, see if anybody has an opinion about this. My wife has an old XP computer I want to buy her a new one but she doesn't like the vista and she wants to keep the old xp operating system. What I want to do is take the old hard drive and put it in the new computer as the master and take the new hard drive and put it in as the slave erasing the vista off it. Then using the master slave way can I transfer the xp operating system and all her files and data from the old hard drive to the new one.
 

A:Transfer data from Hard Drive to Hard Drive

You cannot simply put the hard drive with XP on it in the new system to have the new system running XP either from the old drive or by transferring to the new drive. It just does not work like that
You need to install XP a fresh on the new system AND you will need a new XP license to do so.
 

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Hi,

I have two hard drives(40 GB & 160GB both internal) installed in my system. Earlier I had installed windows XP on the first hard drive (40GB) and was using second hard drive as additional storage. I had partitioned my second hard drive into 5 partitions P, Q, R, S, T. Recently I reformatted my first hard drive and reinstalled windows XP. However this has also affected my second hard drive. Now Windows shows only two drives C: (my first hard drive) and D: (second hard drive) as only one partition each. Moreover it is not showing any data on the second hard drive. I want to get back my parition info and data on the second hard drive. I thought that formatting my first drive will not affect second drive and therefore didn't take back up of the second drive. What shall I do to get back my data and partition info.
Regards,
Ansh
 

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Hey all,

Right now one of my hard drives is almost full. It's a 186 gig and I've got like 2 gigs left to use on it, lol. But then I also have a totally unused 298 gig HDD (it's already installed though). What I want to do is transfer some of my stuff, well... MOST of my stuff.... from the 186 gig to my 298 gig. But I want to do it the right way so I don't corrupt any files or anything.

Basically the biggest things are all of my games, my music (I have like 20 gigs of mp3s lol), and some other media.

The only way I can think of to move the stuff from one HDD to the other is to just sit there and drag all the stuff, folder by folder, file by file, to my 298 gig, but that just seems a little too easy. Is that not the right way to do it?

I figured there would be some kind of formal Windows XP method to do it but I wasn't sure.

Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, folks!

BTW, yes I am using Windows XP SP2.
 

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A:hard drive data transfer

Most harddrive manufacturers have a utility on their support web site that will do it for you. Check their site first.
 

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I have an older Pc but still works well, I am running windows xp sp2. I recently acquired a much larger hard drive than the one I am currently using, and a friend of mine mentioned changing them out, but I have no idea how to accomplish this.

I also would like to delete the information that was on the new hard drive previously, I took out my cd-rom and put the new hard drive in its place as a slave and it was recognized on startup, but I would like to have it as master with all my files and Os from my old hard drive.
 

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Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!

A:Transfer data from SSD to another hard drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zyton777


Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!


Not having the Win 7 disks is no problem as long as you have the Product Key, the 25 character code that is on a small sticker somewhere on your PC. You can download the ISO from here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life and burn onto a DVD (not more than 4X) and use this for a clean install on your SSD. When you are happy with the install, you can insert your Product Key and active your Win 7. Use this tutorial to aid on your installation.
Clean Install Windows 7 Good luck

If you can put some programs on your SSD, you will see a big advantage in speed. This is the desired way to install SSD's.

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Is there a way to transfer data from a old internal hard drive from a old computer (motherboard crashed) to my new computer??
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A:transfer data from old hard drive

You'll need to hook that drive up to something in order to transfer the data. Go to Start > Progarms > Accessories and try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in XP.

There are cases that you can buy that will allow you to run a hard drive externally through the USB port. Some come with drives but you can buy them empty. If you got one of those, you'd also be able to use it for saving an image of your new hard drive in case it crashed.

Here's an example:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=523075&CatId=1204
 

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hello Everyone,

I want to upgrade my old hard drive because I think my old one is on the way out.

Is there a way to copy everything from one drive to another so I don't have to go through the process of installing the operating system and all the applications from scratch?

Thank you

Bigbavarian

A:Transfer all data from one hard drive to new one

Most hard drive manufactures provide software so you can move your windows from the old drive to the new drive. What brand name and model number is the new drive? (this info will help us help you get the software to do this from the manufacture)

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My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

Windows 7 It was my idea... sigh

Thanks
Patrick

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Quote: Originally Posted by fatcat87


My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

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Thanks
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Hi and welcome

You need to take ownership. instructions here. Take Ownership Shortcut Once added just right click the folder you and highlight take ownership.

Ken

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Hi,

Ive been using my 500gb hitachi hard drive for along time now and its just about full, i have a new 1TB hard drive which is also more powerful.

Does anyone know how i can transfer all the contents from my old 500gb hard drive onto this new 1TB hard drive, as its running slow with only half a gb free space on it.
I want to sell my old 500gb hard drive after i have transfered all my data from it to my new one.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Get yourself some software to do it would be my answer, I dont know if you would have to reinstall vista.
Acronis seem a good supplier.

This should copy the compleate HD.
Or
Install the new HD with a fresh install of Vista and directly copy the contents of the second drive(Just the data you want to keep) to the new one.

Look here for more info Partition Copying Utilities (Drive Copy, etc.)

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I have an IDE, 80gb, 5400 rpm, 3.5 in hard drive.
All help will be appreciated!
 

A:How can I transfer data from old hard drive to new computer?

Put the drive in the second bay jumpered as a slave or on the second SATA cable.

Then drag and drop or use recovery software.

Or buy a good Powered (Addonics, for example) USB external drive Enclosure. Put the old drive in there, and plug it into a USB port where you can see everything... then drag and drop all the data... etc.

You can take as long as you need to get it right.

You might want to read up on where Outlook Express, Outlook, Firefox and so on keep their files... Quicken, Quickbooks, etc. But it is relatively trouble free.

You want the enclosure that has its own power adapter that plugs into the wall, as it really taxes your system to run this external drive off the USB power.

Be sure to shop for the correct enclosure. They have them for both SATA and EIDE and are not usually interchangeable.
 

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A:Hard drive data transfer to another laptop? HELP

@Tech-user93 Very simple, one of the following enclosures can do the job:        http://www.msy.com.au/132-25-hdd-enclosure You can re-use it many times. Regards.

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tried with both 3.5inch IDE, 2.5inch IDE and sata with no problem. looks the same with different brand though.
 

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A:How do I transfer data from hard drive to new computer?

Hi, Jen, and welcome to the forums.

First off, some info:
What was your old OS? What OS are you running now? What have you tried to do, and what happened when you tried that? Have you gotten any error messages?

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It really depends on how damaged the drive is. If the platters do not spin because of a motor failure there isn't much you can do yourself. You cannot take the platters out and put them in another drive since it is a pretty delicate operation and has to be done in a clean room to keep from contaminating the platters with dust, etc.

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I took the hard drives out, and need something to plug into the 2 drives that I can transfer Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents, etc. off. So that I can upload them onto my Mac. Is there a device that allows me to transfer straight from the drives to the Mac, or do I need to use a PC to transfer them to a USB Thumbdrive first, then upload to my Mac. Either way is fine, but I'm not sure what to look for.

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Use disc imaging software to either clone the drive or simply create an image and restore it to the new drive. Acronis True Image is the best of breed disc imaging software, Macrium Reflect is the best free alternative.

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A:transfer windows 10 to other hard drive

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Dear Experts,

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You can try to clone your HDD which does not always work or use images which I prefer.

For imaging and restore refer to this tutorial. This program can also clone.

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Hi,

My PC overheated the other night and shut down. I couldn't start it up again - totally dead. In the morning tried again but nothing.

So I took it to a repair shop and had it looked into. I guess a circuit is blown or the fan is blown or something of that nature, so I reckon it might cost a lot of money to fix. But I'm broke.

I had windows 7 on that system including Microsoft Office 2007.

I have Vista (now I have Xp) on my old computer and I'm using that at the moment but I can't install Microsoft Office 2003 nor even Enterprise 2007 on it, something about a 1935 error which no one can resolve.

Anyway. I'm hoping to reinstall Vista (Xp) on this old computer and then try again with Enterprise Office 2007. Hopefully it should install with it being a fresh new system. Fingers cross.

Can I take the hard drive from the broken computer and transfer it along with the 2007 files into the old computer: from windows 7 to Vista (Xp)? I don't want to do that and find out I need to reinstall Vista (Xp) again because of the hardware changes, but I am thinking that when the repairman rings he's going to charge me an arm and a leg to fix the new computer...you know what mechanics are like somethimes.

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Hi all,

I bought a refurbished Dell Optiplex with Windows 7 a few years ago, not a brilliant PC but it was cheap and did the job for me. I used my own TV as the monitor so it was connected via VGA.

One day when I turned it on it made a series of beeps which at the time I didn?t panic about. So I turned the power off and back on and this time it started up as normal.

Later in the day I had left for a short while but when I came back the TV?s sleep mode had kicked in and I couldn't get the computer display back on at all. So I turned it off at the power again and back on and this time it made the series of beeps again (6 in a row I believe) and it did this every time I tried powering off and on again.

I looked it up online and found that the number of beeps was a code and 6 beeps was something to do with the video card/display I think so the main suggestion was checking for dust which I did.

I also then replaced the VGA cable but got the same issue.

Knowing it wasn?t the TV/Monitor I thought I?ll try replacing it anyway to be sure, we have another TV exact same model in the house so tried it with both the VGA cables but same again.

A colleague in work recommended a product to me ?Asus GeForce 210 Nvidia Graphics Card (1GB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.2, Dust-Proof Fan)' this had a VGA and HDMI port on it so I tried both of these but still the same.

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MY father in law's hard drive crashed and he was thinking of just buying a new hdd and install it. I was wondering if he would be able to reinstall windows 7 on it with his original install cd's and what he would need to do with Microsoft to activate it or if it would already be activated since it'll be the same MoBo.

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A:Hard drive crashed, transfer windows?

Hi if he has the install or recovery disc he can go ahead and install it provided he has the activation key it should be on a label on the machine

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I have read up on how Windows Easy Transfer works and on the page that gives the options for storing the back up file, you have one option for External drive or USB external drive.

No mention is made of being able to use an already installed 2nd internal data drive. Has anyone been able to successfully use an internal drive with WET?

A:Windows Easy Transfer ?. 2nd hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Nosmo


I have read up on how Windows Easy Transfer works and on the page that gives the options for storing the back up file, you have one option for External drive or USB external drive.

No mention is made of being able to use an already installed 2nd internal data drive. Has anyone been able to successfully use an internal drive with WET?


Yes it Should work. Use that option and you can select the drive you want to store to. WET works great have used it many times.

Good Luck
Ken

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I took my old desktop HD out and hooked it upto my new W7. teen when I try to even open my 2003 Word Reeume doc it says "Word can not open the document; user does not have access priviliges" It's my resume and all i want to do is copy it to my new comp. I dont care about the other stuff just my Resume.
Thank You

A:Trying to transfer my old XP hard drive file to my Windows 7

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Hello,

This question probably has been asked many times, however I've haven't yet backed up or have clone Vista, nor have used Vista Backup and Restore.

Some time ago I installed Vista Ultimate 64-Bit using it's 64-Bit installation disc to a clean hard drive. My Vista Ultimate is a retail version with original case, COA and not an upgrade.

The Vista hard drive is running out of disc space and I need to move the Vista installation to a larger hard drive.

I suppose I could try and use a freeware imaging program or one of my older retail programs to create a back image and then restore. However since Vista has a built-in backup and restore I thought I would use it instead.

Is there anything I should be aware of or know before starting a backup and then restore (using Vista backup & Restore)?

I have a large USB drive to backup Vista to an image, however it's not bootable.

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Hi.

A relative of mine is finally upgrading to Windows 7 from XP.

Her previous computer is now dead (motherboard failure). I have rescued the old HDD, and it is still usable.

I have put it in a IDE HDD Caddy, and my Windows 7 machine recognises it.

My question:

Is it possible to run Windows Easy Transfer (to copy their profiles in their entirity) from the External Hard Drive without copying the files manually from the Hard Drive??

Ive used Windows Easy Transfer before, but always from a working XP environment.

Thanks

Lightingman2003
 

A:Windows Easy Transfer - from External Hard Drive

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I have a computer that needs the HDD replaced as SMART has been tripped warning of an imminent crash. I still am able to access the Windows 7 Home Premium on his computer. What I am not sure of and don't seem to get a clear answer for on the Internet is this; can I use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer the current hard drive folders, settings, etc. to the new hard drive once I have reinstalled the operating system from the restore disk? I'm thinking, why not? But wasn't sure if it would transfer from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium.
Thanks and hope you all have a nice holiday season thus far.
 

A:Solved: Windows Easy Transfer to new hard drive

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Hi All,
I'm hoping that some of the gurus in this area can help me to resolve why my transfer rate to my external hard drive is so slow (ranges from 200 kbps to 15 kbps), but is almost always in the 15-20 kbps range vs. an advertised/expected transfer rate of

5 Gbps.  That's < 1% of expected transfer rate.  Any thoughts on possible root causes that I should investigate?

I have an HP Probook 430 G1 laptop with a Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256 GB SCSI internal hard drive and 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit. I also have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard driveBoth the internal drive and the external drive are bitlocker encryptedI've connected the drives via USB 3.0 ports + cable. I've also connected the drives via USB 2.0 port on laptop and USB 3.0 cable.I've checked the My Passport for errors and found none.
Any insight would be much appreciated.

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Hello internet so i have a gateway desktop running a Windows Xp service pack 3 that is still running strong and fast i did some updates to the hardware and I have a windows 7 hard drive from a laptop that broke so i want this computer to run the win7 the hard drive is compatable my Toshiba satellite running windows vista 32 bit but it wont run om my gateway note it does show the windows 7 start logo and does bot the windows 7 fix up thing that brings up command prompt system restore thank for your help I pretty sure it has to do with drivers but how do i do that

A:How do I transfer Windows 7 hard drive to a windows xp computer

My broken laptop with the windows 7 hard drive is a dell

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Is it possible to only transfer a D: partition, which has the recovery image on it to a new hard drive and run the partition to get a fresh image? I have an Emachine T6528 with a 160GB EIDE HDD and want to transfer to a PATA 320 GB drive. I want to transfer only the D: partition but no data or O/S from the C: because it has become corrupted and I want a fresh image of the O/S, drivers, etc. I have backed up the data I need and will do a recovery disc, but don't want to clone the mess that it has become. Can't even run chkdsk at boot up. What is the best way to do this without having to purchase any clone software. Will this work on a new hard drive? Thanks for any help.
CJ

A:Transfer only D (recovery partition) to new hard drive on Windows XP sp3 Emachine

What I would do is clone the entire old hard drive, including the MBR to the new one. Put the new drive in the computer and try the recovery process. It usually overwrites everything on the boot partition anyway. Drive Image XML has a free version of cloning software.

The reason is, most manufacturers use a modified boot code to tell the PC how to boot to the recovery partition and where to install Windows. I can't speak specifically for the emachine, but the above is probably the easiest way. I've only done what you're trying to do on Dells.

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Hello!
I am trying to extract a mig file from my old hard drive that was using xp. It was saved as a mig file as i used windows easy transfer. Vista will not open and keeps sending me back to windows easy transfer to transfer again.....

Any help?
 

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I want to install a new primary hard drive and reinstall windows xp from scratch on the new c: drive. For the moment I would also like to retain the old disc contents and the xp operating system. To try to do this I installed a second hard drive and cloned the old drive c: to the new drive f:. I created a dual boot computer by editing my boot.ini file so I could boot from either the c: or f: drive. I replaced my primary hard drive with a new drive and booted up in the f: drive. Then I cloned the f: drive back to the new c: drive creating a dual boot system. My concern now is that if I reinstall windows xp on the newly installed hard drive, the Dell installation disk will wipe out the operating system and the contents on the f: drive.
Is there any way to retain the old system? I'd appreciate any help with this. Thanks,
KEH6444
 

A:windows xp reinstallatioin - preserve second hard drive data and 2nd boot windows xp?

The installation disc shouldn't touch the F drive but to be 100% safe just unplug it until you're done installing. You're going to have to modify the boot.ini file again anyway to dual boot so no skin lost to just take it out of the loop temporarilly.
 

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My T410i hard drive died, I have Windows 7 Home Basic OA key, but how to install on new hard drive? I had to replace the hard drive, I realise from the help pages I should have written down the error messages before replacing... Either way I am unsure how to obtain the Windows 7 Home Basic software to re-install.I have the key, where should I go - the microsoft site says it came pre-installed so I need to contact the supplier - Lenovo, but on the product list T410i is too old and not listed. Thanks in advance for you time.CheersPaul

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Hi. I have a virus infected sata hard drive with windows 7 on it. It has the win 7 anti virus 2012 on it, and it's a cybercriminal virus. I have lots of files I want to transfer to the new sata drive. I already have windows 7 installed on the new drive. How do I get the files from the bad drive to the new one? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:How do I transfer files from bad sata hard drive to new hard drive

You could make your own external HD, & than copy/paste over.
http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ard-drive.html

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6500 laptop that originally was loaded with VISTA, but now is operating  with WINDOWS  7.   I do not have any INSTALL DISKS FOR vista or WINDOWS 7.  The laptop was originally owned by my daughter and she gave it to me after upgrading to a new laptop.  Last year I received notification via the laptop that I could upgrade to WINDOWS 10 for free.  After trying unsuccessfully numerous times to upgrade. I read the System Requirements for WINDOWS 10 and found that my laptop lacked the required free RAM, 16 GB.  I decided to replace  the original stock Hard Drive, 150 GB, with a new HD, 500 GB. I am looking for the best way to transfer the data from the old HD to the new HD.  Please know that this is the first time that I have performed any type of work of this type on a PC device, so please be aware that I probably will ask questions or ask for clarification of your recommendations, so bare with me. Thank you in advance!

A:Transfer existing Hard Drive info to new Hard Drive

Blazer5 Let's correct a few things, first. Win10 does not require 16GB of RAM; instead, it requires that much Disk Space. Win10 requires only 1GB RAM (32-bit PC) or 2GB of RAM (64-bit PC). As to transferring the data, there are two part to this -- the easy part and the hard part. BOTH start the same way, by you purchasing a USB-to-Hard-Drive adapter and using that to connect the old drive to the PC. But, you first need to determine if the old drive is IDE or SATA.  IDE drives have two rows of small pins on the back; SATA drive have two plastic connectors with contact strips on them.  IF it's an IDE drive, make sure that the Adapter you obtain handles IDE drives -- most new ones do NOT. Then, after connecting the drive to the PC, you should get popups about opening a File Manager window for each of the partitions on the drive.  If the drive is still formatted the original way, the really large partition will have the OS and data files in it. You should then be able to copy the data from this old drive to your PC simply by dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer. That's the easy part ... The hard part is that the files she saved under her user account will be protected, and while you MIGHT be able to copy them, you will NOT be able to open them -- this is by design.  This allows multiple folks, each with their own user ID, to use the same PC and not see each other's files. To solve that, you will have ... Read more

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I just re-installed Windows 7, and it seems like I forgot to re-format the hard disk when re-installing. There seems to be 200GB of space taken up, but I have know idea where to find it and delete it. Any ideas how to find this old data from the previous installation and remove it?

A:Hard Drive contains old data after Windows 7 Re-Installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rex Prime


I just re-installed Windows 7, and it seems like I forgot to re-format the hard disk when re-installing. There seems to be 200GB of space taken up, but I have know idea where to find it and delete it. Any ideas how to find this old data from the previous installation and remove it?


If you are trying to do a clean install, you don't have to re-format. Just delete all partitions when you come to the partitioning screen after booting from the install disc. That will leave unallocated space. Tell Windows to install to that unallocated space. It will format as necessary.

As for your 200 GB: you say it's "taken up". Then you say you want to "find it and delete it". Then you say it's "old data".

So I'm not clear what you mean, where you sit, or what you want to do.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

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I had a thread earlier and forgot to ask a couple of questions.

I was told I could take a hard drive from a windows 98 computer and the person is buying a new Windows xp so I can hook up the win 98 hard drive as a slave to the new computer with win xp so I can drop and drag or cut and past files that they want off the 98 hard drive put on their new computer.

Now If their new computer with the win xp on it, if there is an ide cable going to the hard drive and nothing else then I can hook up the win 98 hard drive to the same ide cable as a slave and no problem.

However if the windows xp computer has the hard drive on the ide cable and also the cd-rom then is it ok just to hook up another ide cable to their mother board and hook the hard drive from the windows 98 computer on the end of that ide cable as the master? and by turning the computer off, and then hooking up the hard drive and then turning the computer back on it should reconize the windows 98 hard drive in my computer right away right?

If I would have to put the windows 98 hard drive in the new computer on a seperate ide cable is it ok to have it as master? cause the hard drive that is already in it would be master to but it would be on a different ide cable.

I am hoping the new computer just has the hard drive on an ide cable by itself so I can just hook the other one up as a slave and get the files and be done with it.

How ever if someone could give me a couple or three scenario's with ide cables and hooki... Read more

A:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

Yes - you understand it correctly
 

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