Data migration

By 4string
Aug 17, 2006
  1. I'm starting on my first computer build, with a new retail version of Windows, and I also have a Gateway OEM. Is it possible to migrate the data on the hard drive of my Gateway onto the new installation of Windows that will be on the new build?
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    check the xp install disc for moving xp or copy profiles
    the oem will not run on another MB but you should be able to get your reg and folders over
    I have done this with W2K but xp is rough on OEM installs
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    I heard there is something called Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Havn't used it before so i cant say for sure how it works, all i know that you can transfer using ethernet or some sort of high volume media..?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Maybe specify what you mean by "the data". You can make a 1:1 copy of the contents of the old hard drive if you like. The machine will be unbootable in this case of course.

    If you just want your documents, then copy them on a CD or an USB drive.
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