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So i will also pop this question here. I am in the process of figuring out what to do about the dead computer. This lead to a question. If I get a vista box and slap my old primary hard drive in it with xp on it, will this cause problems? Will I be able to retrieve my old data? I have not tried it before and my literature I have around the apartment doesn't say. I think it will be okay and have had at least one person say it should be fine, but I would like some more opinions on the matter.

I would like to get my old data off there due to it having among other things, my music library, half of everything I have ever written, a number of games I bought through steam and other places, and various other bits of ephemera.

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bad_grief
May. 31st, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
To reiterate, it should work fine.
I am assuming you are slaving your old hard drive and have a new primary drive with the new computer.
You'll probably run into issues if you try to install vista on the old drive.

Someone mentioned an external USB enclosure.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090092%201053807123&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&Order=PRICE
One of those should work fine and takes little more than a screw driver to put together.

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