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Old 08-04-2004, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default I Need Help On My New Comp!!

I built a new computer... and I decided that I needed Windows XP home edition cd OS thingy so I went to buy it... its 200 bucks ERAAA, well either way do I hold the "C" letter on the keyboard to load the OS into my new computer?? What should I do? and how should i transfer all my old stuff from my harddrive to my new harddrive?? I have about 40 gigs of stuff I need from my old harddrive before I sell it... cds.. no WELL MAYBE networking them on the router but any suggestions to anything easier? please post.. and THANK YOU FOR YOU HELP!
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You can install the OS by simply putting the Windows CD in and booting from it.

As for that - maybe once the OS is up and running you could put the old Hard Drive on Secondary Hard Drive and transfer the files like that.
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is it possible to install the os on a different comp and then put that harddrive into my new comp?? with JUST the OS?
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Yep. As long as you have your new Hard Drive in there only while you're installing and put the old one in afterwards.
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Old 08-04-2004, 09:34 PM   #5
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Put your new hard drive into your old computer. Make sure it's set as a slave using the jumpers.

Transfer files from old hard drive to new hard drive, then shut down, take it out and install windows on it (in the new computer).

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