move bootable Win2k hard disk to new PC?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 New Users' started by Nomen Nescio, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Nomen Nescio

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    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 ?
     
    Nomen Nescio, Oct 10, 2005
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    Galen Guest

    In news:,
    Nomen Nescio <> 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
    --

    "You know that a conjurer gets no credit when once he has explained his
    trick; and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will
    come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all."

    Sherlock Holmes
     
    Galen, Oct 10, 2005
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