Migrating from XP to Vista... the hard way.
March 4, 2011 1:40 AM Subscribe
My XP desktop's motherboard spitzensparken. Kaput. Can anyone share advice on how best to migrate the contents of a crufty, crowded XP boot drive, to a new Vista system build, ideally booting on a new solid state drive? (Hardware recommendations on a new system are also welcome!)
posted by markkraft to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a new PC with a speedy, multitasking CPU/motherboard, and a powerful graphics card capable of runninng the latest games / driving at least two monitors. Despite these desires, my PC runs nearly 24/7, so I'd like to find the "sweet spot" between capabilities, power consumption, and price. While most of my storage is on external USB drives, reinstalling the boot drive apps on a new drive would suck. What's the best way to get the benefits of a fresh OS install, while still being able to run the old drive's apps? I've installed drives before, but haven't built a whole system in years. Do these req's sound like good justification for hiring someone to build a custom system, or is there a more affordable solution?