Re: Hard Drive Swap
On Mar 9, 11:06 am, The Fuzz 53 <The Fuzz
> 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.