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Making an old hard drive work in a different computer

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#1 Cassiopeia


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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:07 AM

Is there a way, if the "new" pc is still running, to use an "old" hard drive in it? After I make it a slave, is there something that can be done so it can become the master? I have an old hard drive whose motherboard stopped working. (It was old.) This hard drive has many now-unavailable games on it that my mother-in-law enjoys. (Two brain tumor operations, thyroid cancer, breast cancer. She needs some enjoyment.)

If not, could you please provide step-by-step, for-the-idiot instructions on any way to get the data from the old hard drive and put it on the new one. The new one does not have anything on it I want to keep. I have read about osi and such, but I have yet to be successful at creating one.

Thank you.


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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:10 AM

Let me see if I understand the question. You want to know if you can take a hd from one system, install it in another, and boot to it. Is that correct? If so, the answer is no. If there is data on the drive that you want to transfer, that's easy - just move it from the old drive to the new one after you slave it. If there are programs on there you want on the new one, they have to be installed - you can't just copy them. If this is not what you were asking I apologize - please clarify.

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