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Old 09-18-2005, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default How can I do this?

I have two hard drives and I use Ghost 8.0 to back up my primary to the secondary HD.

Here's what I want to do.
Do a fresh Ghost to drive 2.
Reformat drive 1 (my primary drive)
Reinstall Windows 2000 (to clean out the registry - and hopefully speed up the system).
Ghost everything ELSE back to primary from secondary.

I think this will require me to reinstall all the "else" programs.

Is this the right way to go about it, or is there a better way.

My machine isn't acting noticeably slow right now, but windows 2k has been on there for probably a year since last reinstall.

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Old 09-18-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: How can I do this?

I have done this before (using seccond coppy)
I don't know what ghost 8.0 is so i'll explain using seccond coppy (download it off the net)

install second hard drive as a slave

set seccond coppy (or ghost 8) to coppy everything to the slave

Once it is done , unplug the slave and format away!

install a fresh copy of win 2000 on old drive

put the slave back in and set second copy (or ghost 8) to copy >THE THINGS YOU WAN'T< back (not windows folder or any other system folders).

some programs may, as you say, need a reinstall

That should work
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: How can I do this?

download second copy here

http://www.centered.com/download.html
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Old 09-18-2005, 01:42 PM   #4
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2 harddrives = atleast 2 partitions. And atleast when installing win XP u don't have to delete any partitions, (though I always delete the one with the OS so that all of the crap goes away from the hdd) so u can just reformat one of the hdds and the other one can be left as it was. This way u don't need any programs.

Though as I already said I don't know if win 2k can do this
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Old 09-18-2005, 02:59 PM   #5
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do not try to copy every thing by draging a box around it, it will just make your computer crash (particulaly if you have a flakey system anyway)
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