We had a Presario 5838 running winXP and a Dell optiplex GX150 running winXP. We are now building a new computer from scratch with a new motherboard and 250GB hard drive. My wife will be getting the optiplex and we would like to take the hard drive from her 5838 and put it in the optiplex. However, when we do that it does not run the system. I realize that if I were to reformat and such it would work. Inside the optiplex is the original seagate hard drive that was running the winXP that I want to run on my new computer. Therefore, having the hard drive and the 250GB hard drive as storage in the new computer. So, I guess the question is....How do we take the hard drives from a machine and get it to work in the new computer of choice or the new computer we are building keeping all the programs and files intact?
Any help and step by step would be absolutely helpful!
Edited by Duckies, 27 March 2006 - 03:40 AM.