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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:44 AM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:04 AM
Recently our motherboard and power source died in our old pc. The hard drive was not damaged. We now use a different pc as our primary. I would like to install the hard drive from the old pc into our current pc as it contains valueable info (photos, docs, etc). Is this possible and would the fact that Windows is installed on this old hard drive cause problems?
Any and all tips and suggestions are appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:24 PM
Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:14 PM
Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:37 PM
Hmm sounds confusing...
ThunderZ, what you mentioned would be obvious? The cords would not be abe to connect if there were not the same correct?
Hamluis, if it is recognized as a 2nd O/S would it be obvious which O/S is which? I have Windows XP home edition on the 2nd hard drive and Windows XP Professional on the current/primary hard drive.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:08 AM
What ThunderZ said .
Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:04 PM
If I may. Has been a while since I ran a dual-boot set up. But yes, I believe that one should show up as XP and one as XP Professional. You will have 30 seconds to pick the OS you wish to boot in to.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:15 PM
Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:30 PM
Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:34 PM
The real problem with the 2 drives would be windows would default to the ide/pata when it wants to install. I formated 160 gigs of data that way.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:06 PM
Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:13 PM
To ThunderZ: LOL, no problem.
This is a forum and I've never pretended that I have the right answers...let alone the only right to answer .
In fact, my style is pretty much to say all that I think I can say that might be useful...and then wait for other comments from others. I like the forum format, I learn much from the comments which others make, while learning little from those I make .
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