Ghosting an install?

Big G

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I'm waiting on the arrival of a 120 Gb Western Digital for my spare PC which also doubles up as my gateway/firewall. My parents also use this PC a lot and my dad has a lot of custom settings and hundreds of emails he wants to keep "as is", therefore reinstalling on the 120 Gb and trying to move all the settings/emails over would be pretty tricky and very time consuming on my part.

Is there a way i can 'ghost' the current install on the old 6 Gb drive onto the 120 Gb drive?

Any advice or suggestions welcome.

Cheers

G

edit - forgot to say it was Windows XP Pro
 

Gurnox

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RedVenom said:
Yep, can't really go wrong with Norton Ghost.

They used to give a, not too crippled, version of it away with certain motherboards (They may still do, it's been that long since I upgraded :( ). Might be worth you asking system-builder types if they have a copy knocking about.
 

xane

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Firstly, Windows XP has a settings migration wizard.

Secondly, migrating emails and address books is easy too, simply tell Outlook where the old files are and it imports them.

I'd go for the fresh install.
 

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