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Is there a way to get the entire contents of another drive to operate in another computer? i need the programs to work as if I am on the old computer. Will I need the os to make this work? I need instructions on how to make this work.
dawn1993Asked:
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wheramiCommented:
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IT_ServiceCommented:
Not really sure what you are asking. There is no way I know of to 'move' programs from one PC to another without reinstalling.

Since you entitled the question 'virutal pc', you  can try this tool:http://techycentral.com/2009/10/19/free-physical-to-virtual-disk2vhdp2v-tool-for-microsoft-virtual-pc-or-hyper-v/

It will virtualize the original hard drive so that you can launch it in Virtual PC (or Hyper-V) on the new box. Is that what you had in mind?
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dawn1993Author Commented:
Yes, I have to get more disc space on my pc to handle the size of my old hard drive from the old computer. I will let you know if this works. Thanks
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
There are multiple ways to  make this work. It depends on the OS as well.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/240115/move_an_old_hard_drive_to_a_new_pc.html

In case the new PC is a VM solution then use the given p2v tool


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1820415,00.asp
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CallandorCommented:
>I have to get more disc space on my pc to handle the size of my old hard drive

A virtual PC is a complicated solution for just increasing the amount of disk space.  There are good reasons for wanting to do so, such as replicating an environment in another location, but if you can solve the problem by imaging the hard drive to a larger one, that would be better.  Performance is usually better when running on a local machine.
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dawn1993Author Commented:
The OS is Xp going on a win7 pc.
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CallandorCommented:
Are you aware that Win7 has an XP mode?  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7  If you still have the installation media, this should work.
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