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move bootable Win2k hard disk to new PC?

 
 
Nomen Nescio
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      10th Oct 2005
i instal Win2k on old PC, then lots of software
i want to put hard disk in new PC.
with Win95/98 it would detect new hardware, and ask for Windows
CD and maybe device driver disks ... but you would get it going
without much trouble.
i have been told by nerd at work that you can't relocate Win2k
like this - it chokes if it detects too much new hardware
(mainboard, video, sound, network cards and so on...)
is this true that i can't ?

 
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      10th Oct 2005
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Nomen Nescio <(E-Mail Removed)> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> i instal Win2k on old PC, then lots of software
> i want to put hard disk in new PC.
> with Win95/98 it would detect new hardware, and ask for Windows
> CD and maybe device driver disks ... but you would get it going
> without much trouble.
> i have been told by nerd at work that you can't relocate Win2k
> like this - it chokes if it detects too much new hardware
> (mainboard, video, sound, network cards and so on...)
> is this true that i can't ?


Move it and do the repair install is the easiest way normally...

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292175

Some people might also suggest doing it right where you are and then when it
goes to boot the first time after the initial boot to CD (when it's going to
enter setup) that you go ahead and actually turn the power off first and
then move it to the new PC and finish up the installation.

Galen
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come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all."

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