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I bought a HP M8430F and would like to install a 2nd hard drive

Hi, I bought a HP M8430f PC aboput 2 months ago and am ready now to set it up. On my Sony, I have a second Maxtor harddrive that I would like to transfer to my new HP. The computer is set up differently than the Sony is and I would like to know how to install my old hard drive as well. I have thousand of pictures on the drive that I would like to keep seperate.

If I can't install it then I will send it back and get me an another Sony :)

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  • renate_b Jan 25, 2009

    I would like to knwo how to install the harddrive. I want to physically move it from one computer to the other. the wiring is different on the HP than it is on the older computers.



    that is what I need help with. Anyone able to help me please?

  • lryan1 Feb 07, 2009

    I have an HP M8430F and would like to add an ATA hard drive, as a second drive to dual boot XP. Will there be any problems ivolved?

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By set up differently you mean and ATA or SATA difference? That shoudll not matter as long as  the windows are alread on the first harddrive of the HP  Since your drive that you want to move is the second drive and does not contain the operating syastem you should be able to just phisically move the drive from one machine to the other. The new computer will see and install the drive as "FOund ne hardware" and asign it a letter. It will not disturb the data.

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