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old hard drive to new hard drive without old drivers

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by FatalAD, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. FatalAD

    FatalAD Member

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    I have a p4 3.2, ecs motherboard,250 gb hd I am upgradeing to e6750 2.6 asus p5kc motherboard
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    1 what is the easiest way to keep my old files with out keeping my old drivers I dont have a my old software disk girlfriend tossed them so If I do a fresh install Ill be downloading for ever

    2 if I get a new hd can I transfer the os, my files, without the motherboard drivers? thanz hope to here from someone soon
     
  2. jazbebies

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    One option is to connect the hard drive to your new system and then run the xp disk to perform a repair installation of xp, so it will adapt to your new hardware and keep your old files . I have done this a few times and has worked fine.

    Info how to:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx

    Before you try this i would backup most of your files just in case something was to go wrong. Maybe other users have a better idea?
     
  3. FatalAD

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    I have vista will that work the same
     

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