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Laptop harddrive My friends compaq persario 1700t laptop died(her 3 yr old nocked it on the floor and it won't turn on) I happen to have another, but older compaq presario 1245. In order to save the info on the 1700 can i switch the harddrives out or do i have to go to a shop to recover everything

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    Daniel Martinez May 11, 2010

    If the compaq 1700t & compaq 1245 have the SAME operating system[o.s] windows me, windows 98 the chances are VERY GOOD. If the 1700t has win_xp & 1245 has NOT( simply because I don't recall windows_xp installed in compaq 1245 systems), then, maybe no.( BUT where there is a will, there is a way!!)
    2nd- The CD in the 1245 must be RW'able in order to take out the VITAL information from the 1700t hard drive to save it to the cd rom drive.It should be DVD because then you can save gigabyts of info instead of megabyts




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See if you want the data from this harddrive what you can do is bue external harddrive casing and remove the harddisk from laptop and install in the casing and take the backup.

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