Hello all, my first post and thread.
I have an older machine that is being replaced and soon-to-be-history.
Systemax Ascent Athalon (64 I think) running WinXP.
I have a secondary (Seagate 500Gig) HDD in the machine that's been there for years..
I want to transfer everything important from the old to the new as seamlessly as possible.
Docs and pics primarily.
The new machine is up and running fine with it's own programs.
Asus Tuf Z370 board, 1TB HDD, 500G SSD, Win10.
Both have their respective versions of Microsoft Office loaded.
I thought it would be very easy for storage transfer to copy everything onto the secondary HDD
while it is still in the old machine.
Copying from primary HDD to secondary HDD.
Then unplug secondary HDD from old machine, and plug it into the new machine.
And basically leave everything on it right where it is while in the new machine.
Is this OK?
Do I just remove it, mount it, plug it into one of the available SATA ports, and away I go?
Or is there some sort of formatting that will need to happen?
Or will there be some sort of obvious problem I can't foresee?
I didn't want to just go plugging it in w/o checking with someone first.
The new machine is awesome and running absolutely perfect.
I didn't want to compromise it in any way without checking first.
It makes sense to me tho.
Thank You for your time.