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Old 01-10-2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Switching Windows between hard drives

I just bought a new hard drive and I want it to be the master boot drive so I can transfer all of my files to the new one and remove the old one completely.

Problem is I can't find my Windows XP CD/Key anywhere so I can't just install it on the new hard drive.

Is there anyway I can configure windows or install it from the first hard drive for this end?

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Old 01-10-2007, 11:12 PM   #2
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ok, for the key, what type of pc is it?? is it custom or manufactured? just tell me that and that'll help majorly, whether your screwed or not...lol
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Custom, within the last few months I've upgraded everything... last piece being the hard drive. My friend mentioned Norton Ghost as a possibility to capture my old hard drive and imput it on the new one.
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ok, well sorry, i cant help with HD programs, i was going to try to help with windows key but since its not made by a company i cant, by tomorrow you should have some pretty good answers, sorry i couldnt help...

good luck!!!!
and i hope it all works out, im pretty sure there is a way to do it, but idk how and i dont want to mess it up to where you loose everything
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NP, thanks for the response nonetheless. You'd think windows would have something to allow for the installation of new hard drives... well, other than using your CD and Key hopefully
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np, and yea i agree 100% with you on that, but hey, hope this all works
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Get this and run it, this will tell you your key
http://pcsupport.about.com/gi/dynami...eyfinder.shtml
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