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elldallan

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Hope someone can advise me. I have 2 pc's neither particulary brilliant but cant afford a nice new shiny one. Here is my question..... One of my pc's is running xp with 2 hard drives both IDE, one with windows and the other (newer,bigger etc) as an additional drive with my music, films, itunes etc and I would like to swap this one to my other pc which is running vista home premium on a 300gb SATA drive. Now ? will I be able to plug in my IDE drive with my music etc and will my pc boot up and recognise it or will it not. Am hoping I can swap this drive over to save transfering all the files and so my music etc is still on a seperate drive. My motherboard has both sata and ide (dfi lanpartyut nf4 ultra-D) or will this not work. Any advice appreciated. Thanks
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You should not have a problem. You would mount it as a slave (2nd drive). Vista should recognise it and it should show up as another drive letter.
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sweet, thanks for that , took a lot of worry off my shoulders and not to mention time to transfer stuff needlessly. thanks again
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