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    Default Moving HDD (inc. ZAISS) to new PC

    Hi,

    I am about to move my 500GB HDD with 3 partitions (C: - system; D: - data; E: - stuff) using the method described here http://www.theeldergeek.com/move_harddrive.htm

    Just wondered whether anyone else has tried this before and, if so, does ZAISS survive the move to new hardware?

    If no-one has any experience I'd be happy to post my own experience here after the event.

    Regards,


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    Default Re: Moving HDD (inc. ZAISS) to new PC

    Quote Originally Posted by fatalerror View Post
    Hi,

    I am about to move my 500GB HDD with 3 partitions (C: - system; D: - data; E: - stuff) using the method described here http://www.theeldergeek.com/move_harddrive.htm

    Just wondered whether anyone else has tried this before and, if so, does ZAISS survive the move to new hardware?

    If no-one has any experience I'd be happy to post my own experience here after the event.

    Regards,


    Win XP Pro SP3 fully updated

    ZoneAlarm Security Suite version:9.1.008.000
    TrueVector version:9.1.008.000
    Driver version:9.1.008.000
    Anti-virus engine version:8.0.2.42
    Anti-virus signature DAT file version:1016112608
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    This is just my two cents worth..

    1.) I don't think you will have a problem with Zone Alarm, as long as the 500GB HDD that Zone Alarm is Installed ON is the Boot Drive, and will be the Boot drive on the Computer that your Moving it too..

    I have done simular moved myself, and the only minor problem was with Windows Recognizing New Hardware, Vidcards etc..

    Let us know how uyou make out..
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    Default Re: Moving HDD (inc. ZAISS) to new PC

    Quote Originally Posted by fatalerror View Post
    does ZAISS survive the move to new hardware?
    Usually not, and even if it works it may give weird problems. ZA is hardware sensitive. Better to remove ZA and install back in the new PC.

    Sorry,
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    fatalerror Guest

    Default Re: Moving HDD (inc. ZAISS) to new PC

    Hi Gurus,

    Thanks for your replies.

    Not sure which way to go with this. If ZAISS is hardware sensitive then the uninstall/reinstall looks to be the way ahead.

    My main reason for wanting to move ZA is that during the repair install, Win XP will show an activation screen and connect to M$. I'd like to run ZA before this connection takes place. Now, I don't install Windows every day (I installed my current version of XP more than two years ago) and can't remember how I managed to achieve this (if I ever did) the last time I installed.

    As a last resort I could always enable Windows Firewall and rely on it until I can get ZA installed.

    I'll post back later with my experience.

    Regards,

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    Default Re: Moving HDD (inc. ZAISS) to new PC

    Quote Originally Posted by fatalerror View Post
    My main reason for wanting to move ZA is that during the repair install, Win XP will show an activation screen and connect to M$.
    Not really needed, enough to turn ON the windows firewall.
    After activation be sure to update with all SPs and patches and after that install ZA followed by all the rest.

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    fatalerror Guest

    Default Re: Moving HDD (inc. ZAISS) to new PC

    Hi,

    Well, I've made the HD swap from old hardware to new and all went well.

    Surprisingly, I first attempted to boot directly from the old hard drive without the XP CD and no repair install, and it worked!

    Had to install a number of new drivers when Windows requested them, but no major dramas.

    ZAISS performed admirably. Loaded on first boot, flagged all alerts as new drivers were installed, updated AV signatures OK, and it was running when I performed Windows Product Activation. It all appears to work OK.

    Maybe it's because I was changing to another ASUS motherboard (PK5SE to P7P55D), but graphics card and all other components (excluding modem) are new.

    I'll keep checking operation of the firewall for any anomalies but I believe I've pulled off a minor miracle.

    Regards,


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    Default Re: Moving HDD (inc. ZAISS) to new PC

    Thank you fatalerror;

    for your Feedback..
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