Most efficient way to transfer files


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JimD

I've just done a clean install of XP Home, using a 8GB partition on a
160GB SATA drive. Currently I boot from a 80GB IDE drive (single
partition) which contains all my files and apps. I want to start booting
from the SATA and keep the IDE drive as secondary. I'd like to move
Documents and Settings to the small XP partition, and everything else
onto new partitions on the SATA drive. What's the best way to make
these moves? (Both drives are SP1 level.)
 
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J

jeffrey

Hi,

If you mean you want to relocate the documents and settings to another
partition or drive, it involves a lot of registry editing, between 50 to 100
keys must be changed, maybe more depending on how many users you have as
well.

Jeff
 
D

DL

Depends if you wish to leave the boot drive as D: , which it will be under
present config, or you want your sata boot drive to be shown as C:, with the
ide then as D: At present your boot record is on C:
Whatever hd config you choose you will have to uninstall apps, then
reinstall, once your boot config is confirmed.
Personally I would have disconnected the ide drive, connected sata drive,
amended bios, to boot from sata. Then clean installed winxp. Once this was
completed, and functioning, connected the ide, as slave, then reinstalled my
apps and moved data as required to wherever, then deleted ide partition and
reformated.
 
M

Mark

I *did* clean install XP on the SATA drive, so I think we're on the same
page. As things stand, I can boot from either SATA or IDE simply by
changing BIOS settings. So, if IDE is D: and and SATA is C:, can I
safely move files from D: to various partitions I've set up on the SATA
drive? If not, I'll do it the long way.
 
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JimD

I *did* clean install XP on the SATA drive, so I think we're on the same
page. As things stand, I can boot from either SATA or IDE simply by
changing BIOS settings. So, if IDE is D: and and SATA is C:, can I
safely move files from D: to various partitions I've set up on the SATA
drive? If not, I'll do it the long way.
 

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