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How do I transfer all data from one HDD to another new HDD except OS?
Dec 2, 2013, 10:30 PM
How would I go about in transferring ALL data on an old HDD to a brand new HDD that already has an OS so all I want from the old OS is just the files and other data?
Basically I bought a new laptop and it already has OS, how would I transfer all my data except for the OS on the old HDD to the new HDD?
Thanks for any help!
Dec 2, 2013
Dec 2, 2013
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Dec 2, 2013, 11:40 PM
Buy an external hard drive enclosure. Install the old drive into it. Plug it into your laptop's USB port.
Windows should acknowledge it and you should see it as a new drive letter in Windows Explorer.
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