‘No way!’ was my response. A trip to Fry’s for a new HD let me swap that for the old drive, and the old drive went into a USB enclosure. Now the laptop is back to a happy copy of WinXP and I still have all my old files. For data files, that’s no problem, but not all of the programs are restorable from my CD library (they’re all legal, but some are downloads from places that no longer exist). Is there a way to move program installs from one disk to the other? Or to run them from other than the boot drive?
Thx in advance