I would like to make an exact duplicate of my primary home PC for the wife to have in the upstairs bedroom.
Primary PC PIII, Win 98, One 8.4G and one 30G drive. The 8.4 has the OS and the 30 is mostly data but it also has some installed software on it. The 8.4 has about 3G of stuff on it and the 30 has about 18.
I would like to migrate ALL the data from both drives to the wifes computer which has a 13G drive on it (otherwise identical machine). I’ll need to add an HD (I have another 13 handy).
Can I remove the 30 from the primary PC and plug in a 13 and ghost the data from the 8.4? Then how do I get the data from the 30 to the second 13?
Any tips would be very helpful. Don’t be afraid to go into too much detail as I’ve never attempted ghosting before and really don’t know how to do it.
My alternative to this whole scenario is to give her a fresh install, but that would take the whole weekend if I want to get the two machines the same.
BTW the primary PC has a DVD burner, if that helps. The wifes machine does not have a DVD ROM, but I do have a DVD ROM in the primary PC in addition to the DVD burner. Both machines have network cards in them too.