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Adding an old hardrive

By cakester ·
I recently bought a new computer but I would like to keep files and programs from my old hardrive. The old computer is running windows 98 and I now am using Win XP media edition. Can I remove the old hardrive and add it to my new computer someway and will the win 98 OS have to be uninstalled first. My old computer has no CD burner or ethernet card and my new one has no floppy so I can't just hook the to together, Or is there a better way to do this.

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by Dave the Computer Guy In reply to Adding an old hardrive

Hey there, I do believe you are on the right track. You should be able to remove the old harddrive from your old computer and hook it up to your new computer. The thing you may need to mess with is the jumpers on the two harddrives. Make sure the hardrive in your new computer is setup as the master and your old computer's harddrive is setup as a slave. Then once you boot your new computer it will load the drivers for the old drive and it should show up in "My Computer" as another harddrive. If you need help in locating specific files to copy let me know and I'll see if I can help you. Hope this helps.

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