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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if your using windows XP , make sure that you have Windows XP (Home & Pro) SP3 and the rest of the specs mentioned above.
Sadly, there is no direct upgrade path for XP (pro or home) to Windows 7, only Vista. Windows 7 from XP requires a clean install.
Still, check the hard drive and see if Windows 7 moved the files to another location. It installs differently from XP or Vista and there may be a chance they are still somewhere on the drive. Use the search feature to look for a known file and see what happens.
You may need to check to see which "service pack" you are currently on.
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completed, we do not recommend against updating to SP1, given the number of important overall system fixes in SP1. We do
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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
Well, I'm amazed a C640 runs Vista at all.
There's no reason to buy a new hard drive, except for the novenlty of having one loaded with Vista on a C640.
It's a great laptop, and runs Windows XP PRo perfectly well.
If you have one od the Dell XP install disks, just boot from it, and whenever it finds the vista install, hit excape, then at the next screen hit "D" to delete the partition, then choose "quick format", and load the Operation system.
If you need an install disk,let me know.