Vista OS migration

Posted: 10-30-2007, 03:41 PM
My local hard drive is on the fritz and in danger of failing. I'm running
vista 64 home premium on it. Ideally, I'd like to get a new internal, and
load the OS on to that. Boot from that, verify, then change the boot menu
from there.

I don't have the original windows XP disc, but I do have the vista upgrade
cd. I was thinking maybe a backup/restore to the new hard drive, but maybe
that won't work or there's a better way of doing this. If anyone has any
suggestions, they would be incredibly appreciated!

Vista OS migration


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Carl Farrington
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Re: Vista OS migration
Posted: 10-30-2007, 04:20 PM
"Jeff" <Jeff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> My local hard drive is on the fritz and in danger of failing. I'm running
> vista 64 home premium on it. Ideally, I'd like to get a new internal, and
> load the OS on to that. Boot from that, verify, then change the boot menu
> from there.
>
> I don't have the original windows XP disc, but I do have the vista upgrade
> cd. I was thinking maybe a backup/restore to the new hard drive, but maybe
> that won't work or there's a better way of doing this. If anyone has any
> suggestions, they would be incredibly appreciated!
Are you just wanting to replace a failed hard drive?
If so then you want a disk cloning application such as Ghost, Acronis
TrueImage or similar.
This will mirror the data on the drive exactly, and expand the filesystem to
allow use of any additional capacity on the new drive.

Mick Murphy
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RE: Vista OS migration
Posted: 10-30-2007, 08:11 PM
Multi-posting questions is NOT appreciated.

You have answers to your question in Vista General discussion.

People like you are a blight on Newsgroups!

"Jeff" wrote:
> My local hard drive is on the fritz and in danger of failing. I'm running
> vista 64 home premium on it. Ideally, I'd like to get a new internal, and
> load the OS on to that. Boot from that, verify, then change the boot menu
> from there.
>
> I don't have the original windows XP disc, but I do have the vista upgrade
> cd. I was thinking maybe a backup/restore to the new hard drive, but maybe
> that won't work or there's a better way of doing this. If anyone has any
> suggestions, they would be incredibly appreciated!
 
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