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adding physical HD with Xp to desktop with windows 7


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chris2301

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just got a new computer w/ windows 7 on it
all my work is still on my old computer with XP

my question is this
can i just take the harddrive from the old computer, put it on slave, and add it to the extra slot i have in my windows 7?
on the old computer i have an extra harddrive, but no OS on it
so would the XP be ok to leave on this harddrive?
I need the programs and files from the XP
thanks in advance for any help
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Neil Jones

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You can put the hard drive in but you can't use any programs on the XP drive.
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ok thanks
so i cant transfer any to the win7 harddrive and use there?
i guess copy and paste to the new harddrive is my best bet?
think ill try this tomorrow
thanks for replying
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Data can be transferred. Programs have to be reinstalled.
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