[SATLUG] A Hardware Challenge
j at jvpappas.net
Tue Aug 4 10:10:04 CDT 2009
On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 08:38, Tim <corpustexn at yahoo.com> wrote:
> OK, win2000, I stand corrected! I would probably install the new
> drive in place of the cdrom, copy the i386 folder to the new drive, double
> click on winnt32.exe, and install to the new drive. Of course you need
> serial numbers and you can find tools that can tell you the existing serial.
That is a good point. If there is data/settings/whatever that we need to
preserve, then why not just keep that data and then reinstall the OS and
then reconstitute the data. There are ways to keep/restore user profiles
that is much simpler given the limitations here.
> Also he could make a slipstream cd from the old drive and install that way.
> That would have some advantages. Still would need the serial.
Also good point. Also somewhat easier than the in-place cloning concept
(Simple drive clone on suitable machine is still the easiest).
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