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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by alphacat, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. alphacat

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    I have a hard drive with XP Pro and a HD with XP Home.

    I want to take the files and pictures and games off of the XP Pro and put them on the XP Home. Can this be done? How?

    I do not want to change the XP Home system to XP Pro, I just want to move the stuff off of one to the other.
     
  2. Perrito

    Perrito Millennium Member

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    I think the easiest way is to power down your PC, ground yourself, set the XP home HDD to Master and the XP Pro HDD to Slave (using the jumper setting appropriate for each HDD). Plug the ribbon cable into both HDD's along with the power connectors and boot the PC. The PC should boot to the XP home HDD (the C drive) and the XP Pro HDD should be present as another drive in My Computer (probable D drive). Now just explore the D drive and move the files to your C drive.
     

  3. alphacat

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    Thanks, I'm going to give that a try. Wish me luck.
     
  4. Super Shorty

    Super Shorty 5 feet of fun!

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    Technically, you shouldn't HAVE to go through all that...if both HDD's are in the same tower and both on the same IDE cable in IDE1.
    What exactly is your setup?
     
  5. fastvfr

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    You have to reinstall the games onto the new OS, then you can copy the SaveGame files into those directories and pick up where you left off.

    All other files and folders are just a click-n-drag away from being transferred.

    No changes inside the tower should be necessary.

    GL!