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using old hard drive as a portable


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jjmdos

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I have two computers. One stopped working. I wasnt sure if it was the hard drive or the mother board, ect. So I bought an adapter to plug in the usb port on the pc that works, so that I could retrive some of the info, and it worked. My ? is it has windows xp, does it have to stay on there or and I remove it. Thanks for all of the help.
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if you're going to use the old drive as storage only from now on then you can delete the windows folder and any other non-data folders that you want off of the drive...it won't hurt anything
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Ok. How would I go about doing that. Thanks.
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easist method is to right click my computer, then click explore. Click on the drive you want to take the files out of. Any folders you don't need, just right click on it and click on delete. If you want to delete the folder and not send it to the recycle bin, hold the shift key down while clicking on the folder and clicking on delete.

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