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I have a XP desktop computer with SP3 upgrade. I want to replace the small IDE hard drive with an SATA 1GB drive. I can connect both drives to the motherboard. What is the easiest way to transfer the operating system and files from the IDE drive to the SATA drive before removing the IDE drive? Thanks, budhennessy@wildblue.net

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Well you can backup the system simply with the system state. However some files will be ignored. So what you have to do is to "Clone" the disk. That is the easiest way. Most of the Disk Cloning Software are commercial and not for free. But there are a few. You can use this product. This runs on Windows (win32). XX CLONE.
Download and install it. It has a Graphical User Interface with the necessary options. The image is bootable by default. It is fairly easy to get used with. Just plugin the HDD and back it up. Make sure you properly set the SATA as a slave. These settings can be accessed via boot options in BIOS. Use del,esc,F2 or F11 to jump in to BIOS settings before the system boots Windows. Hope you know the procedure. (Otherwise the System will be boot using the SATA drive instead of the IDE drive). Online manual for XXCLONE.
If you have any commercial product such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image you can use with a hassle. They are ideal for disk imaging. You have to purchase a key how ever. If you use a torrent downloader such as Utorrent, you can download with a key. But you cannot Register the key since they are used keys. So if you like to do that (we do not enforce piracy) download and use one of them. They are user friendly software and easy to coop with.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Please rate the answer if it helps you to solve the issue.
Thanks for contacting Fixya!

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