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I can not figer out how to load programs from old hard drive to new hard drive.Prestige

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In most cases old HDD are not recognised by new systems.
Try installing them (if you have the original setup discs) just as you did on your old HDD

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your hard drive is dead mate. sorry. they die form time to time.
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