Can you usb cable the old hard drive to a newly installed bare drive?

By lilhiss ·
If you can use a usb cable to extract the data from the drive, can you install a new drive in the laptop and load the data on to it?

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Can you usb cable the old ...

You could add the Drive to a 2.5" USB enclosure and then copy off the Data after you install the Operating System.

Another alternative is to use a bootable Linux CD to burn off the Data or to copy it elsewhere.


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Maybe; please clarify

by SamHobbs In reply to Can you usb cable the old ...

I might not understand your question. I assume you need to be able to boot from the new drive and if so then no you cannot do that. You will need a license for Windows if you will be using Windows. Then you need to install the operating system onto the new drive. Then you can copy the other files from the files in a USB flash drive or other memory card.

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