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Install old xp hard drive in new pc with vista

  • Windows Vista
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows Vista
July 30, 2007 7:45:51 PM

hi, just got a new vista pc desktop with extra bay for hard drive. Is it possible to install my hard drive from my old pc with xp into my new vista pc? If so, how can it be done. Thanks for any help.

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July 31, 2007 12:24:59 PM

You can install the drive, but don't expect to be able to boot up to XP. You'll be able to access the drive from Vista... but that's about it. If you want to boot from that drive, you're going to have to mess with the boot order in your BIOS setup. Even then, you will probably have to do a repair install of XP to get it working.

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July 31, 2007 8:56:06 PM

You can edit Vista's bootloader with a program called EasyBCD and add you XP drive so you can dual boot.