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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.