move os from one disk to another
Posted on 1999-07-22
I have win98 loaded on one hard drive. I now have a new hard drive and want to use it as my boot drive. I know all about loading the os and copying the files and making the partion active with fdisk. The only thing I don't know is how to get the registry over to the new disk.
I tried one suggestioin which did not work. It was to change my virtual memory settings on my original drive to the new one and then reboot and let the registry get stored on the new drive. And then reboot again with the new drive as the boot device. That does not work at all.
Does anyone have any suggestions. I do not have a back up system but if there is some way to back up my c drive (with the registry included and then restore it to my d drive that might work). Has anyone used this method? Any other methods that are known to work well?