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Transfering Windows XP Pro to another HD without disc

By Problem Jack
Nov 17, 2010
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  1. I bought this computer a while back as a refurbished machine (Precision 470) with Windows XP Pro SP3 already installed in it, except it didn't come with an installation disc. It also came with a 30GB hard drive which I want upgraded to a much larger size.
    Problem is: I'm not sure if its possible to transfer my windows files+license key to a new hard drive without any CDs. Both drives are SATA.
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Easeus Disk Copy
     
  3. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,980   +11

    Also, if both hard disks are are Western Digital/Maxtor/Seagate, you can use a free version of Acronis.
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    As SNGX said, Easus to-do backup - Its free, and I've used it to good effect several times in the past. :)
     
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I've never used the To-do Backup program. But the straight up disk copy is free, and works fine. I actually used it a couple weeks ago to copy C, D, and E from a 300GB drive to a 1.5TB drive.
     
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Oh OK, well I recommend to-do Backup as well as your recommendation.

    Seems odd they have two different types to do the same job though. But hey, I won't complain. :D
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    And I didn't know that they had a "To-do Backup".. clicked through on your link and was surprised.
     

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