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Nightowl Back to top Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next Back to Windows XP Home and Professional 0 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact. I've tried these tweaks and tips on many systems. I believe that you will find this stated in the terms of sale of that original system.But, as I said...that's Microsoft business. http://magicuresoft.com/windows-xp/what-to-do-with-an-old-windows-xp-computer.html

Anytime I install XP these days, seems like Windows Update won't connect w/out it (an error message will show). Follow the above steps 1 - 7 before shutting down Windows on the computer the hard drive/s are to be removed. This leaves the XP installation CD in the drive so it will be ready for use after the hard drive is moved. If I try to open that, I get a blank Mcafee interactive (well, supposed to be) box, that I can minimize or close with the mouse.

Transferring Windows Xp To Another Computer

If you had to change your BIOS to boot from CD, you will probably see the option to “Press any key to Boot from CD…” again. I removed a lot of files and programs and, thus had around 30GB available for the new partition - I used around 25GB of that. The problem is that lots of sites cannot be rendered on IE6. and that's it.

  1. Boot from the Windows CD to start the setup program Details for this step can be found in steps 1-4 in the first section of this guide. 3 Setup will load.
  2. Most of the time, the default option is acceptable. 8 Enter the Product Key.
  3. Entire books have been written about PC hardware and how to swap components so I'm just going to touch on the highlights of swapping out the hard drive.
  4. Make a Duplicate of your hard drive!!!
  5. ClixTech Australia After the format, the computer will start copying files.
  6. Windows auto-generates a name for you, though you are free to change it to whatever you’d like.
  7. Yes No Can you tell us more?
  8. Michael Stevens MS-MVP XP SHELL Custom Search TEG Home | Win XP Main | Win Vista Main | Win 7 Main | Win 8
  9. My basic understanding originally was that I couldn't install a single copy of Windows on more than one machine that was in use at the same time.

Let's look at three that apply to this procedure. more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed Moving XP to new MB or Computer - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html Louis Using The REPORT Button BC Forum Rules Malware Removal Logs Forum Am I Infected Forum Before You Post About A Problem Windows Xp Motherboard Info That SP3 download of over 300MB, I've had that on CD since 2010.

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  edit 2: looks like sysprep can do this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259835-32-transferring-hard-drive-computer

Yes it sits in a little box in a shop connected to a wood working machine. I have not deleted the original OS yet. http://www.theeldergeek.com/move_harddrive.htm Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy
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Restarting the Computer If you remember, the XP installation CD was moved to the CD drive of the new system before you started to replace the hard drive. Move Hard Drive From One Computer To Another Most users will only see one thing listed here. 7 Select your previous installation. Enter the OEM key affixed to the new PC when prompted. Why was activation added to XP?

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I racked my brain prior to double-clicking the winnt32.exe file to try to remember if I had ever deleted anything in the i386 folder. You may get a better answer to your question by starting a new discussion. Transferring Windows Xp To Another Computer Why and how does it boot and have no issues "without" the Enum tree?

JadeMasters May 6th, 2014 at 9:05 am 24 YOU MY FRIEND JUST SAVED MY DAMN ASS How To Copy Windows Xp From One Computer To Another This will appear underneath the manufacturer log right after starting the computer.

If you need more info this link will get you started. http://magicuresoft.com/windows-xp/i-forgot-my-password-on-my-computer-windows-xp.html Verify the hard drive detection settings. Transfer Hard Drive to New computer and then turn on.  The new computer will reboot a few times until it rebuilds the registry on the new machine.  If you cannot get It installed there. Clone Windows Xp To Another Computer

For XP Professional, you will be asked to enter an Administrator password that will be used to access the Administrator account. 11 Set the correct date and time. The steps I followed I arrived at through a bit of trial and error, but eventually are the same as those on the page you linked to: Remove the hard drive Select "all Files and Folders" from the left frame. http://magicuresoft.com/windows-xp/how-to-install-windows-7-and-xp-on-the-same-computer.html Unlike many windows 98, 98se and ME machines, moving a hard drive to a new machine or changing a dead motherboard with an installation of windows XP on the drive has

In fact, I'd prefer to delete the entire contents of the partition and re-label the one containing the fresh OS to be "C:" But I've read that you can't re-label your Fix Hdc Actually the way you installed, being it was to another partition, it was formatted prior to you taking this action, so it didn't really need it again. I suspect my problem may be that it is not accessing the internet, but I don't know how to tell that from the BIOS shell.

Some programs were not working correctly.  Reply Subscribe RELATED TOPICS: HD forensics: VMware or Clone of XP machine without activation to take off site Migrating Windows XP OEM Proffesional to VMware

and is blocking re-activation. And it is not a matter of it being physically impossible to do. (Which is what I was hearing when people said "You can't do that!") The hard drive works. I suspect I won't have issues since I used the i386 folder that was placed on the machine by HP. Hiren’s Cd Part of this procedure involves doing a Repair Installation of Windows XP.

Use either an anti-static wrist band or make sure you touch bare metal before handling or touching a component. And I get the same dialogue box again. "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. This trick will work even if you are changing processors - Intel to AMD - you just need to follow one extra step if this is the case.  This is a have a peek at these guys Setup continues and eventually the computer will reboot.

Will the settings from the old computer continue to be useable in the new? You will be prompted to enter your 25-digit product key at this time. Load the drive you have as a slave in another system and copy your files off then use the key from the sticker to install a fresh version. I have been fighting this stupid thing for 3 hours, and this solved it……

Larry Poke February 25th, 2013 at 12:36 pm 12 This procedure seems far too simple and

Thanks for the input Hiren's bootdisk is a pretty nice tool to keep around.  It has quite a few helpful programs on it.   Glad it worked for you. 0 1