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old hdd in a new puter

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Hi everyone
I'm getting a refurbished puter tomorrow, my question is can i take my 80gig out of my old puter and plug it right into the new one?? (celeron to a P4) or do i have to wipe it and start it from scratch??
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Depends on the chipset. It would need a Windows Repair running on it (from your XP CD), but that should be all.
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Are you planning to use the 80 G drive as a "D" storage drive? If you do this you can delete most of what is on the drive to save space and leave only wht data you want. I do this all the time when i am disassembling computers for parts. I will delete the windows folder first as it is unused if the drive is just a data storage drive.

One thing you need to check is that the jumper in the back of the drive is set to CS(cable select) of S(slave) and you are installing the drive to the middle connector on the computer data cable. Do not have it set as M(master) as it may cause windows to think you want a dual boot system.

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