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I have backed up my c drive on a windows xp computer. I want to restore back up on a new windows vista program on a new computer. How can I connect the external hard drive wdc ser No wcap02184087 to my new computer and install the wd back up and restore program?.

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Tell me ur pc name and configuration please..

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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    Mohamed Ismail Apr 23, 2008

    which software did u use to back up...?

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    Mohamed Ismail Apr 23, 2008

    Because if u have used a software in ur old pc to backup then u need the same software in the new system to restore...

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