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I am new at this forum so I wouldn't be surprised if this issue has already appeared. Could you stand one more time?
Right now I am using a Gateway computer, a 500 mhz speed processor, and a 12 Gig SCSI hard drive with Windows XP Home Edition installed. This computer was given to me and I do not have the XP installation disk.
I am building a new computer, using a Intel motherboard with a 1.4 Gig processor (P4).
I bought a 250 Gig Seagate ATA hard drive for the computer I am building.
It includes the DiskWizard that suppose to transfer files from the old drive to the new one.
I want to transfer all the files, etc from the SCSI drive to the ATE drive (BTW the IDE type). And then install the new drive with the transfered XP and files into my new computer.
If if can be done, how can I do it? The SCSI drives uses a adapter card, so does that mean I have to use a primary or secondary IDE socket in my old computer to hook up the new ATA drive? What about the jumpers?
Or could I take the SCSI drive and adapter out of the old computer and use it for boot drive and performance?
I rather just transfer everything from the old drive to the new.
Would there be possible problems sending the new drive with the transfered files to the new motherboard?
I hope you can help me. If it can be done, maybe you can give me a step by step way of installing the new drive into my old computer.
Thank you!
 

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Hello & Welcome to TSF: :wave:



the easiest way to do this is install the scsi controller and scsi hard drive to your new computer / you will need to boot right away into a WIN XP repair install as you will most likely have boot issues from the big change in hardware configuration

once the old scsi drive can boot you into windows then you could "clone" your hard drive contents to new hard drive. (cloning = xxclone.com)

I would not bother trying to connect your new drive to the old P3 computer as the old bios from that era computer will freak out at the finding of a 250 gig hard drive :laugh::mad::4-thatsba

you will however; finding windows activation to be a hassle as your situtation really does require a new copy of win xp >>>>> good luck with the activation of the old windows when you try to run it in the new machine


here is the how to for the win xp repair install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm#RI


good luck and dont hesitate to ask more questions :wave:
 

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Thank you guys for your welcome to this site!
Unfortunately I do no have a XP CD to go to WIN XP repair install. So, is there any other options to consider?
I had installed hard drives into other computers and it went thru the stages of motherboard files and other devices files as well with little trouble. It is just that it is my first time dealing with the SCSI drive. The reason I want to transfer all the files on my old drive is because the XP Home edition is legal and I have already downloaded all the necessary updates required for this XP. I am hoping to transfer all the files to the new drive and after installing it to the new computer, all I would have to worry about is reactivating the software to the new machine. Is there a toll free number I need to call to do this instead of going to the internet?
 

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The SCSI part of your situtation is nothing of concern

simply install the scsi controller in a pci slot and connect the scsi drive to that


enter the bios and verify your boot device priority is to boot from the scsi drive first

thats it

then you can clone your scsi drive to the IDE drive

then you can remove the SCSI drive and controller and live happily ever after

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