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Matt Kohn May 16, 2007, 08:48am EDT Report Abuse
so i have a hard drive with windows 2000 on it. i want to know if it is possible to put that hard drive into a new computer. i already tried using the windows 2000 repair but that does not do the same thing as the XP one. Help please.


Matty K.
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_MD_ May 16, 2007, 09:59am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
No, you will need to reinstall windows for it to recognize new hardware (cpu+mobo+ram combo). But you can always make it a slave and backup data... :cool:

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Archangel May 16, 2007, 11:42am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
if its an ide harddrive, connect it as slave.

if its sata, just put in your current computer.

I dont know what you are trying to fix, but if its data corruption, you could put it in your xp machine, and run checkdsk on it to fix any of those problems. ( i've fixed many computers that way )

if windows installation itself is what you are trying to fix, you will have to reinstall windows 2000.


also, if you are just trying to migrate your system to another box, unless the hardware is exactly the same, you wont get windows 2000 running on that new box.

Matt Kohn May 16, 2007, 07:56pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
the problem is, is that there is software these people need. i know u normally can't but it is for a friend. so.. any good ideas

Matty K.
Gerritt May 16, 2007, 08:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
Ghost the drive partition.
Install the Ghosted backup.
You'll have to reinstall drivers, but you should be able to keep the programs and data.

Gerritt

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Bitmap May 16, 2007, 08:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
Wait, before we go to drastic measures, what exactly is your problem, Matt?

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phil May 16, 2007, 09:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
it sounds like a friend or someone you know has gotten new hardware, and needs there old hardrive with win2000 and that they don't want to lose the software that's installed on it, but they don't have the original disks for it all, and if you reinstall windows the installs will be lost?

is this a good guess?

if so, i know there's software out there for XP anyways that will migrate softare installs from one drive to another.

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Victor Hackney May 16, 2007, 09:56pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
Hi! Matt
You can restore it in its original computer to an earlier date,(similar to System restore)
if you are having trouble with the drives programs .
Alternatively you could try Geritts suggestion.

If it's a problem with the OS on the old drive you can try this.:>>>If you have win98se, 2000, or Millenium, you can do it from DOS promt, but not in safe mode, it must be in pure dos ie "restart in dos", and when the c:\> windows promt comes up... type cd\ ..and enter. At the C:\> promt type in scanreg /restore and then you will get a screen with various dates of previous backups. Select one before you received the spurious entries. Additionally there are two other commands scanreg /fix scanreg /backup ... the FIX however only works with very minor registery errors. If you don't use "start up in dos" they won't work because windows is still running in the back ground...Anyone with an early machine with win98-SE 2000 or Mill'm, have dozens of commands to rescue themselves from problems by using Dos.

However if you put a hard drive that has been used on another board and then put into a computer with a different board, there will be many differences in the chips, and drivers that in most cases will not always allow you to use it.
I am not quite clear on what you are trying to do exactly, and my suggestion is to help restore a hard disk back to an earlier time, ......similar to XP system restore.

Hope this helps, If not the details I have given will help others to restore earlier Win O/s as above.

Best wishes
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Matt Kohn May 17, 2007, 12:46am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
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Matty K.
Matt Kohn May 17, 2007, 12:46am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
So what it is, is that i was given an copy of someone hard drive, i was told it was bootable. what they want to do is upgrade the computer, bc what they have is a P3. so when they upgrade their software will only work on 2000 but they don't have the disk or anything. so i made a copy and told them if i could get it on a new computer then we would see. that is what happened.

Matty K.
Matt Kohn May 17, 2007, 09:09am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
what software are u talking about that will migrate the software from one os to anther

Matty K.
Matt Kohn May 17, 2007, 01:58pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 2000
Gerritt said:
Ghost the drive partition.
Install the Ghosted backup.
You'll have to reinstall drivers, but you should be able to keep the programs and data.

Gerritt


Specifically what do you mean by ghost drive partition and install ghosted backup? I have ghosted the 2000 hard drive onto a Test Bench. But what do you mean by your 1st two you have written down? Please reply thanks.

Matty K.


 

    
 
 

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