Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:20 PM
i recently upgraded my comp and have several hard drives from different comps, and they all have windows on them. my new one that i just bought is a 320 gb and has a new copy of xp. my brother's old hd is a 60 gb, and it has windows me (arggghh!), and its the one that i usually have hooked up with my 320. it works with my new one just fine. the problem is with my old 40 gb, which has a pirated version of windows that i did not activate during the designated amount of time, so it now demands an activation code that i have no access to. when i hook it up with my 320, it goes to the pirated version of windows even though it is set as slave, and i can't go anywhere. i know that the logical thing to do in this situation would be to wipe the hd, but i have a bunch of music on that hd that i have nowhere else. using a crack doesn't work, because i have to have the hd connected in order to place it, and whenever it connects i get stuck. is my music doomed? suggestions please.