Transfer Windows XP from EIDE to SATA. Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by StuLogan, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. StuLogan

    StuLogan Guest

    I have setup my WindowsXP on an EIDE hardrive which I want to replace. Can I
    (within Windows) transfer my c: drive to a partition on my new SATA drive,
    and have the system boot from the SATA after I remove the EIDE?

    Please describe the steps, or if there is a link to the process, please post
    it for me.

    StuLogan, Nov 24, 2007
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    sh0rtbus56 Guest

    I think you might have to just reinstall windows on the SATA. I have
    never heard of transferring windows around, though I don't claim to be
    an expert
    sh0rtbus56, Nov 24, 2007
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  3. From my experience, you can do this (might require re-activation though):
    Add the necessary drivers for your sata chip
    clear the "mountedDevices" for your harddrive in the registry
    clone (ghost from a bootfloppy or whatever)
    reboot to bios setup
    turn off ahci or native sata mode (performance loss is negelectable)
    change boot order to sata-first
    wisdomkiller & pain, Nov 24, 2007
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    Ken Guest

    I used the freeware version of XXCLONE to do exactly what you're asking.
    Ken, Nov 24, 2007
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    Plato Guest

    One can try:
    Plato, Nov 25, 2007
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