how to move file/folders from old boot drive (Xp) to new Win7 boot drive
Posted on 2012-03-25
Have new desktop (Win7). Want to add second SATA drive which was removed from old PC
(Xp). That old drive has the Xp boot/registry/data, but want to move my docs, my pics, contacts, & Programs. Yes, I suppose I cannot move Programs or that it is better to re-install on the new primary boot disk.
The old drive will then be formatted & serve as an Acronis backup drive.
Please advise how to accomplish the migration of the data wanted from old to new drive.
For instance, on installing the old drive & booting up, would I go first to setup & see the old drive & make it not bootable as in after the new primary drive. Then re-boot & go to "manage disks" & make old drive "primary & active" & assign a drive letter? If correct, then what?
Or instead, first install Acronis True Image on the new drive & use it to migrate data from old to new drive?
(I am an "intermediate home User", so step by step is helpful)