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Old 02-11-04, 09:46 PM
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HD swapping on a new system

I plan on building a new computer next week. My current system has two drives (40GB/120GB). I bought a new 40GB for the new system but don't want to go through the hassle of reinstalling a hundred programs to the new drive. Is it possible or recommended to just swap the drive from my current system, what's the procedure? or should I start out with the new drive?
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IMHO, you're asking for trouble in a bad way. Be a man, start from scratch.
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Old 02-11-04, 11:25 PM
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Win2000 SP4 - I'll probably start from scratch. I need to transfer my non-program files to my secondary drive then. Just trying to save some time...
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Can someone tell me the difference between an OEM and Retail P4 2.8C GHz processor? Is it the included fan and heatsink?
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OEM - No fan and heatsink, no warranty from Intel. (You would have to go through the reseller for a return)

Retail - Fan and heatsink included, 3 year warranty from Intel.
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Luddy: Yes.

Maybe some warranty differences too. Not too sure. But OEM is just the processor - nothing else.

As for the HD transfer, start from scratch That's what I always do - it's nice to have a clean install, nothing there but the bare bones. Then I just install stuff as I need it. Keeps it cleaner, faster, more elegant
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