XP FSTW on an OEM



00Buck
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
This is my first post to this forum and I have just barely qualified for
my 1 year pin as a newbie. I hope this appears in the right place,
(Windows XP) but the heading keeps showing "hardware" even though I
click Windows XP.

I want to move O/E files and Windows doc's from a W98 OEM unit to
a new computer running XP Home, also an OEM. The new unit comes with the
T2893, "Restore DVD", but no XP Installation CD per se. I don't want to
risk loading the Restore DVD onto the old HDD in order to create a
Transfer Folder (using FSTW), for fear of messing up BIOS & etc's. In
short, I don't know what would happen on the old computer if I tried
the experiment. My guess is, the Restore DVD wouldn't load at all,
and/or it wouldn't generate the FSTW folder even if it did.

My thinking is, I could move the old HDD over to the new unit as a
slave and then transfer the FASTW folder's contents to the new computer
running XP.

I've done a lot of link-leaping and forum-following on the subject
but haven't found a definite answer; yet. I would be interested in
hearing any insight on the matter.

00Buck


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Galen
07-10-2005, 01:55 AM
In news:F5GdncOw0qxx6jHfRVn_vg@giganews.com,
00Buck <00Buck.1qiz0a@> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> This is my first post to this forum and I have just barely qualified
> for my 1 year pin as a newbie. I hope this appears in the right place,
> (Windows XP) but the heading keeps showing "hardware" even though I
> click Windows XP.
>
> I want to move O/E files and Windows doc's from a W98 OEM unit to
> a new computer running XP Home, also an OEM. The new unit comes with
> the T2893, "Restore DVD", but no XP Installation CD per se. I don't
> want to risk loading the Restore DVD onto the old HDD in order to
> create a Transfer Folder (using FSTW), for fear of messing up BIOS &
> etc's. In short, I don't know what would happen on the old computer
> if I tried the experiment. My guess is, the Restore DVD wouldn't load
> at all, and/or it wouldn't generate the FSTW folder even if it did.
>
> My thinking is, I could move the old HDD over to the new unit as a
> slave and then transfer the FASTW folder's contents to the new
> computer running XP.
>
> I've done a lot of link-leaping and forum-following on the subject
> but haven't found a definite answer; yet. I would be interested in
> hearing any insight on the matter.
>
> 00Buck

One way or another this would likely be the tool you'd want for that:

http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/

You can put the files on disk and transfer them, transfer them over a
network, slave the drive, etc.

Galen
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XP FSTW on an OEM