Copying XP Settings From One PC to Another ?

  • Thread starter wpr%alumni.brown.edu
  • Start date

W

wpr%alumni.brown.edu

I'm currently running XP Pro SP3 on a desktop and have it set up as I like. I'm expecting to be getting a used laptop soon and I'd like to load XP on it with the same properties as I have on my desktop.

Can someone advise as to the easiest way to copy the OS properties from the desktop to the laptop?

Should I load XP on the laptop first, then use my latest System Restore file from the desktop? For copying other files, can I connect an ethernet cable between both PCs? I do not have a router.

Thanks in advance for any advice, I'm hoping others' experience will help.
 
Ad

Advertisements

D

David H. Lipman

From: said:
I'm currently running XP Pro SP3 on a desktop and have it set up as I like. I'm
expecting
to be getting a used laptop soon and I'd like to load XP on it with the same properties
as
I have on my desktop.

Can someone advise as to the easiest way to copy the OS properties from the desktop to
the
laptop?

Should I load XP on the laptop first, then use my latest System Restore file from the
desktop? For copying other files, can I connect an ethernet cable between both PCs? I
do
not have a router.

Thanks in advance for any advice, I'm hoping others' experience will help.
Assume on the source PC you logon as 'WPR'. Reboot the PC.

On the destination PC, create an account as 'WPR' logon to the account then reboot the PC
and logon to a different Administrative account.

Using the destination PC, copy *everything* from ...
\\Source-PC\c$\Documents and Settings\WPR

to
Documents and Settings\WPR

That will not only get all the data files but will also copy the User Registry and thus
all configurations.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads


Top