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Hi Everybody, and Happy Thanksgiving! :wave:
I got problems with my new hard drive.
I bought a 250 gig Seagate PATA hard drive. I am building a new computer and plan on using it for booting up and storage, etc.
My old computer has a 13 gig SCSI hard drive that has Windows XP Home Edition with all the upgrades added to it.
I took the old drive and its adapter and installed it to my new computer and used DiscWizard to clone from the old hard drive to the new hard drive.
I did everything I was suppose to do as far as setting up to the cloning. I had to restart a few times but I eventually got the old drive cloned to the new. After rebooting my new computer (after taking out the old drive and its adapter) the Windows XP Home Edition would come up with no problem, except I would have to reactivate it again. So far so good.
The problem? When I go to My Computer to check on the new drive and its contents and all, I saw that it only show 13 gig and the contents I cloned. Where is the 240-something part??? What did I do wrong, and how can I regain full use of this new disk?
I do not want to reactivate the XP until I get this problem solved. I sure don't want to be able to use only 13 gig of the 250 gig hard drive. :sigh:
The motherboard is a P4 Intel with 1.5 gig processor.
 

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Thank you so much!
Do I need to go ahead and reformat the new drive, and start over?
I downloaded the freeware and made copies of that site telling me what to do. I will let you know how it comes out in a coupla days.
 

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How many computers can I install the XP Home Edition? If I take the SCSI drive out of this computer and install it in the new computer to be cloned again and I succeeded, that would be the third time. So when I put the SCSI back into my old computer, it could be useless? I depend on the old computer as a backup computer if the new computer gives me problems. I heard the XP can only be in 3 computers. Please correct me if I am wrong.
 

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XP can only be on one machine / "sometimes" if you have a machine that is completely dead they will consider that machine out of service and let you use that copy of XP on another machine, but thats a far cry from your plans


you will need to buy another copy of win xp with license
 
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