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Thread: Tansfer to new system

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Question Tansfer to new system

    I have just built a Gigabyte P35-DS3R with E8500 CPU and 4Gig RAM. Turns on OK, recognises RAM etc and I can enter the BIOS so looking good.

    On previous upgrades I have managed to boot from my old HDD and then install the new drivers but this time it just won't do it. After browsing the forums would I be right in thinking that I have to do a re-install of windows, preferably using a slipstreamed disk from my old system?

    What about all the other programmes? With a lot of older programmes that I am very happy with but can't remember where or when I got them I don't fancy having to re-install and then reconfigure how they look/operate. Do they all have to be re-installed or can I just copy over the folders from the old system and then copy the windows registry?

    OS is XP with SP3

    Thanks, any help welcome.
    Last edited by Icebear; 01-10-2009 at 03:57 PM. Reason: Added OS

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Central Alberta , Canada

    Default Re: Tansfer to new system

    You would probably be much happier with the performance of your new machine if you did reinstall Windows ... especially if you've migrated the same disk from another system before. Back in the dos and Win 3.1 days I was sucessful a few times by simply moving the program itself from one hard drive to the other and editing the appropriate registry entries if needed but I think you would have quite a task trying that with most of todays programs. Copying over the entire registry would prolly be a bad idea as I believe it would probably bork the drivers on the new OS install. If you can't find your program disks for some older programs there may be some free and legit replacements availible online if you can't afford to buy new ones.
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  3. #3
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    Jan 2009

    Default Re: Tansfer to new system

    i had to try this and it worked much better

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