Can I move hard drive from 1 PC(xp home) to xp pro/vista
Well my Dell 8200(XP Home) die. I'm getting a new pc with XP Pro or Vista. Can I move my hard drives(all SATA) including the one with the XP Home partition to the new pc. Will XP Pro/Vista recognize them and assign drive letter to them and I can open the files once I install the applicable programs? I will not run installed programs from the old C: partition.
Re: Can I move hard drive from 1 PC(xp home) to xp...
Yes you can , all you do is remove from old pc place in new 1 and connect up being sata it will be found straight away and given a drive letter the second part is will all my data be able to open , all data stored on it except for some program files will work the ones that wont work are the ones that had command lines wriiten to the registry. these fail as the registrty is new and does not contain the data required to run them hope this helps.
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Re: Can I move hard drive from 1 PC(xp home) to xp...
You should be able to install as many drives as your computer has seta ports. The problem i having is why did your old computer stop working, Or died? If it had anything to do with a virus i would not recommend retrieving this information without a serious anti-virus program. Also keep in mind that you will not be able to boot off the old C:\ drive but you should still be able to access all of its contents. Hope this answers any of your questions but am here for more advice if you need some.
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Perform a backup of all your data to an external hard drive.Do a clean install of XP, erasing Vista.Re-install your programs, and then restore your files from the backup. It used to be much harder, but now you can do it easily. Also, if you have Vista Professional, I believe you can just put in the XP disk and it will give you options for ez downgrade back to XP pro
do you have a recovery key (f1,f2 etc) for the desktop, it flashed when you boot your desktop, press that key, it will recover your desktop to the os installed from the factory, it will be windows xp home edition
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Install the XP Pro first, install the necessary drivers etc. Then after that load the other disk for windows XP Home install it choose the drive to install the OS, install the necessary drivers etc. you will see two operating system while going to boot section of the computer.
You can move it but you have to remember that its going to have different hardware then your dell 4300 so it might require you to install drivers for the hardware that windows XP pro can't recognize. Keep that in mind so as long as you know where to go to get drivers for the hardware in that other machine, it won't be a problem.
The problem is caused by Formatting the HDD in Vista before moving back to the system.
Simplest fix, hook it back to the Vista system and delete the partition from the drive in disk management. Once that is done, then put the drive with no partition in the XP system and boot to the XP CD, create a new partition and install XP
You can manually disconnect the IDE/SATA cable temporarily from your motherboard (the one with NT PRO & XP HOME), then you can cleanly install a Windows XP on your new Hardisk. And after installing, you can re-connect the other hardrive on your computer and format it under your NEW Windows XP, be sure to set the BIOS BOOTUP sequence that you boot on the right drive.