Have just installed a second hard drive for more capacity and have successfully set it up as my new boot drive. I have copied all the files from my old drive onto the new one through the Seagate DiscWizard programme that came with the hard drive (a Seagate Ultra ATA 300GB from Maplins).
Now I obviously have a duplicate set of all files on both hard drives. I assume I can simply delete the files on the original drive, right? Or is there something I should be aware of?
I have checked, and the system is booting from Windows files on the new drive.
Play safe. Pull the data plug on the old HD. Make very sure the whole thing boots and runs normally with all applications and data available. Remake the data cable connection, you can now format the old HD. (? I think this will be safe because Windows will not you to format the drive which is currently running the OS ?)
...Windows seems to be fine, the whole thing booted up perfectly and all my files are there on the new hard drive.
...all the toolbar and start menu shortcuts to my Microsoft Office programmes are unrecognised (i.e. no longer in the form of Excel, Word or Powerpoint logos...).
When I try to launch any Office documents, I get a dialogue box saying "Windows Installer", then after a while, another dialogue box appears saying: "The patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package".
I thought about uninstalling Office and re-installing it, but when I clicked Remove from my Add/remove Programmes command, I got the same message.
I am running Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Edition. Advice please?
My Computer > "your new drive" > Program Files >MS Office > Office(?#)
You should be able to see the recognisable Logos and the Exec. files you want.
One at a time, right click on each and choose "Make short cut" Click on this, and a new shortcut will appear in that folder. Drag to a blank place on your desktop.(Or Cut and Paste) If this works then delete the dud shortcut on your desktop, and repeat for each of the applications.