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Am I Screwed?


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ballo325

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I had to buy a new computer that has Windows Vista. I have the hard drive from my old computer that was Windows XP. I cannot open the folders on this drive. It says I do not have access, prompts to allow access, then goes to a changing security window that either is frozen or is taking forever.

Any ideas?? Am I just screwed. All I want is to transfer my pictures and music from this drive, the I can reformat it for Vista.
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jtscustomcomputers

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That data should all be intact, so dont reformat drive yet. I dont remember steps but yes you can get your data due to os being on disk you have to change some permissions, long time since I have done this let me do some research and get back to you.
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jtscustomcomputers

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Ok found info I was looking for easier to post a link with steps to take.

Be sure to hookup old drive as slave and then read this link

http://www.techspot..../topic8914.html

here is another link at microsoft forums

http://www.microsoft...g...9581f5f&p=1

Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 23 October 2007 - 12:33 PM.

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wannabe1

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You'll need to Take Ownership of the files and folders to recover them.
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