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donnaluchs

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My HP Pavilion power supply died. I had the Geek Squad transfer all of my files to an external hard drive, but needless to say, they did not get everything, and also my programs won't recognize the backup files. I was given an old Dell XPS Model WHL and figured that I would just add the old hard drive to it and move my programs and everything myself (After paying $170.00 to the GS) The only problem is that the old Dell has IDE connections and my old Pavilion hard drive is SATA. I am not too savvy with the computers, but I can change things in them. I wanted to know what to do to add my old hard drive to this Dell XPS. Both systems ran Windows XP if that has anything to do with it. Thanks.
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phillpower2

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Hi donnaluchs :)
You can purchase an adapter like the one available @ http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/B001CYXMDA
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A couple things...

The Geek Squad or any other computer company does not know where you keep all your files. Only you do. So if they missed some it is not their fault. The company I work for will only guarantee what we put in the "My Documents" folder.

Next, programs can not be moved, they need to be re-installed. Programs have links and pointers and files placed in the registry of the OS.
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