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Installing a drive from my old computer


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#1 in cog

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:59 AM

Hi..well I'll try this again..my last attempt never got answered so I bought a new PC. LOL I just bought a new HP

Desktop PC p6310y and I'd like to use my Western Digital TB drive from my old PC as well. That drive was on my other

PC which had Windows XP OS on it. This new one has "7". No operating system was on the old drive (that I know of unless

there were hidden files unknown to me). When using the old PC the OS was on an 80GB drive. Is there something I

need to do to

the old TB drive to ensure it works on my new PC? I heard of a device that i could hook up to the old TB and transfer

all data to my new PC before installing it but I'm worried I will lose over 50,000 mp3's. I don't even know what the

device is called or how much it would be. I don't have the files backed up YET. I don't even know if this new PC can

accommodate 2 TB's. The new PC has 6 GB of memory but I don't know if the power supply will be OK either. Is

there some kind soul out there that could answer these questions? Thanks much in advance.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:33 AM

Just put the old drive in, and it will work.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

I don't know if the power supply will be OK either

They answered your question

I'll try this again..my last attempt never got answered

If you are talking about the Feb. 5th post, you never followed it up to let anyone know that you were still having problems

I don't even know what the device is called or how much it would be.

A USB external enclosure $20 +
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....26&name=Yes

Or as cryptodan said
Install it, while making sure you boot to the main drive and explore the 2nd drive
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:51 AM

Thanks for the help....as far as the Feb. 5th post...I didn't "bump" the post because I read somewhere that I wasn't supposed to. In the meantime..I lost my PC because it was stuck on the screen with safe mode boot up...only I didn't put it there..and it wouldn't get off of that, so I just decided to buy a new PC. I wasn't able to come back here and make another post, but i gave a friend my user name and password and asked him to see if there was a reply. The device I was asking about was an IDE Sata to USB cable...I went to an online LIVE tech room where I could talk to someone 1 on 1 and then ordered it through Tiger Direct. Thanks much for the input though. It's nice that you guys take the time to help people. Much appreciated. You can close the topic..again..thanks.

Edited by in cog, 25 February 2010 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:23 PM

Bumping a topic is acceptable if you wait a day or two and do it sparingly
I've seen people here bump every 15 to 30 minutes

You do not want to bump in our Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, where members submit their DDS logs for analysis
Only MR team members are allowed to answer there. If they see the post count increasing for you topic, they assume you are being helped and will pass you over
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:40 AM

OK..well..again thanks...I'm in Cleveland too...SNOW FOR SALE....CHEAP! :huh: This topic can be closed.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:45 AM

I'm by the airport and it's still coming down
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