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Hard drive to new computer

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by vtowner, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. vtowner

    vtowner Regular member

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    OK i bought a new computer which doesn't have an operating system installed. I was planning to move my hard drive that i have now, which has both Windows and Linux installed with a GRUB loader.

    I read somewhere that to make the hard drive boot correctly with the new computer that you have to boot from the Windows install CD and perform a repair install, and that would keep all my data and software intact. Is this true or is there an easier way? Or will i just have to do a fresh install of windows and linux.
     
  2. mikeh0303

    mikeh0303 Regular member

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    doing a clean install is the best way, just backup all your data to a cd/dvd or external hard drive!

    one thing to remember is to never leave your external harddrive on when intsalling windows, once i did this and almost formatted over all my backups, turn it off or unplug it.
     
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    abuzar1 Active member

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    Fresh installs are always better. It doesn't take too long and everything has a better chance of working fine with a fresh install.
     
  4. vtowner

    vtowner Regular member

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    Alright i'll go with the fresh install. Thanks mates.
     
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    Also make sure you do not have a multi memory card reader hooked up or you XP drive will take F or G drive.

    -Del
     

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