Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
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.
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.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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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