please write your idiots guide to cloning XP SP1a-NTFS on the same machine with larger HDD 'HERE'.....................................
Posted on 2004-04-16
I've been trying endlessly for days on end with loads of programs to clone my hard drive to a larger one and at some stage there is ALWAYS disfunction somewhere, usually right at the welcome screen.
I'm using windows XP SP1 - NTFS and all the hardware is the same except for swapping the maxtor harddrive for a larger maxtor, but it won't clone accurately!
Even, MS sysprep just hangs! Some of you have said I need this and yet others say I don't - so who is right for god sake?
I'm gettting really fed up and pissed off now.
Surely I don't have to re-install everything just because I've swopped the damn hard drive for a bigger one? Damn microsoft; security measures suck!!
Anybody got any clear answers for this beginner in cloning?
Even maxtor have wrote back to me and said that it could prove to be a problem cloning XP SP1 - NTFS! - So how you are all managing to do it is beyond me?