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Old 03-09-2007
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Hard Drive Swap
I just purchased a new PC running Windows Vista Home Premium. On my old PC
running Windows XP, I have a secondary hard drive set-up as a slave drive
that I used solely for storage purposes, such as documents and media files.
The drive uses NTFS file structure. Should I be able to just take this drive
out of my old PC and put it in my new one without losing any data and not
have to format the entire drive?
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Old 03-09-2007
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Re: Hard Drive Swap
Yes
"The Fuzz 53" <The Fuzz 53@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7B24EBF7-A9B7-434D-873C-1E356DB27DDB@microsoft.com...

> The drive uses NTFS file structure. Should I be able to just take this
> drive
> out of my old PC and put it in my new one without losing any data and not
> have to format the entire drive?


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Old 03-11-2007
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Re: Hard Drive Swap
On Mar 9, 11:06 am, The Fuzz 53 <The Fuzz
5...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> I just purchased a new PC running Windows Vista Home Premium. On my old PC
> running Windows XP, I have a secondary hard drive set-up as a slave drive
> that I used solely for storage purposes, such as documents and media files.
> The drive uses NTFS file structure. Should I be able to just take this drive
> out of my old PC and put it in my new one without losing any data and not
> have to format the entire drive?


I did just this with my newly build Vista computer and my old XP
computer. There is one issue I know of. If you have encrypt files
(using XP encryption), you will not be able to access them on your new
computer. Be sure to unencrpt them before moving the drive. I did
this and avoided any problems.

George

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Old 03-13-2007
Warren
 

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Re: Hard Drive Swap
Yes, you can. I did the same thing, took the only HD from an XP machine and
added it in as a second drive to the new Vista machine. SATA WD drives.

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"The Fuzz 53" <The Fuzz 53@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I just purchased a new PC running Windows Vista Home Premium. On my old PC
> running Windows XP, I have a secondary hard drive set-up as a slave drive
> that I used solely for storage purposes, such as documents and media
> files.
> The drive uses NTFS file structure. Should I be able to just take this
> drive
> out of my old PC and put it in my new one without losing any data and not
> have to format the entire drive?


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