How to Reinstall a Program on an old slave drive

By Ade Ade ·
Hi Everyone

This is a two pronged question so please bear with me. I recently upgraded my old laptop drive for a newer larger faster one. I used the recovery cd to install the OS (Windows XP) onto the new drive and have done all updates. Before this installed a download of office 2007 onto the old drive. I have attached the old drive as a slave by USB casing to the laptop. It detects the drive but asks me if I want to format the partitions on which my old information and the office download are on. I cant seem to access it otherwise. Do I need to do anything else? Can anyone suggest how I can access the partitions and install the program to run on the new drive? Please help urgently. Many Thanks. AA

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Best to stick with your original post

by seanferd In reply to How to Reinstall a Progra ...


If you don't get an answer before your question falls off the new posts list, bump it up by adding a comment to the thread.

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Thanks, but did you check my reply on the other thread?

by seanferd In reply to Best to stick with your o ...

A little more info will help us point you in the right direction.

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Import old drive

by p.j.hutchison In reply to How to Reinstall a Progra ...

Sometimes for windows to recognise old disks, you need to load the Disk Management console and Import the old disk so that it can read the partition and data from it. See Help and Support on it.

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Thank you.. How to do this?

by Ade Ade In reply to Import old drive

Thank you for your suggestion. You will have to forgive my newness to this... Where and how do I load the disk management console and import the data from it. I'm using windows xp. Thank you

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How to import a disk

by p.j.hutchison In reply to Thank you.. How to do thi ...

Either right click My Computer and select Manage, under Storage, there is disk management. Or go direct by Start, Run, diskmgmt.msc

You should see the foreign or other non-recognised disk, right click it and select Import (if available) or just assign a disk letter to it.

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