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Transferring files, ide hdd (win xp) to sata hdd (win 7)

I have an old hdd (ide) with windows xp, I'm replacing with a new hdd (sata) windows 7, how do i transfer files form old to new hdd's?
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    If you motherboard supports both drives, remove the old drive, install the new drive and install Windows 7. Then add the old drive and simply copy the data across. If it does not, get a USB dock similar to this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2C50SG7074
  2. Also check out this if the drives do both work on the motherboard:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd671583.aspx
    Makes transferring your files pretty easy.
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