Windows 2000 migration


Q

qwerty

Hello, I am trying to migrate Win. 2000 to a new PC. I am doing this for
the first time. I am trying to find out if, I transfer the contents of
my HD to the new computer using Norton Ghost, Can I get Windows to
function properly on the new machine without installing everything from
scratch? The registry seems to be the most limiting factor and is not
something I want to fiddle with too much. Thanks for any help.
 
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philo

qwerty said:
Hello, I am trying to migrate Win. 2000 to a new PC. I am doing this for
the first time. I am trying to find out if, I transfer the contents of
my HD to the new computer using Norton Ghost, Can I get Windows to
function properly on the new machine without installing everything from
scratch? The registry seems to be the most limiting factor and is not
something I want to fiddle with too much. Thanks for any help.

Unless the hardware is pretty much identical...
it's not too likely to work.
In most cases, a repair installation will be required
 
Q

qwerty

I see, So I have to run a repair installation from the W2k CD. Is that
before or after I transfer the drive data over?
 
P

philo

qwerty said:
I see, So I have to run a repair installation from the W2k CD. Is that
before or after I transfer the drive data over?
Here is what you do:

From your original machine...clone the drive.

Shut down and disconnect the original drive...
then put the cloned drive in it's place and jumper it as master (assuming of
course the original drive was master)

Boot up and confirm the clone is good.

Now put the original drive back where it was and confirm that it's still ok.


Then taked the cloned drive and put it in the 2nd machine
and perform a repair install.

If the hardware on the 2nd machine is pretty similar to that of the original
machine...
a repair install may not be needed...so you might want to try it first to
see if it boots
 
J

J Smith

Thanks philo, I'll give it a shot.
Here is what you do:

From your original machine...clone the drive.

Shut down and disconnect the original drive...
then put the cloned drive in it's place and jumper it as master (assuming of
course the original drive was master)

Boot up and confirm the clone is good.

Now put the original drive back where it was and confirm that it's still ok.


Then taked the cloned drive and put it in the 2nd machine
and perform a repair install.

If the hardware on the 2nd machine is pretty similar to that of the original
machine...
a repair install may not be needed...so you might want to try it first to
see if it boots
 
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