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Help with Getting info off old hard drive..

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August 25, 2007 8:07:20 PM

I need to get all my freinds important files off his old hard drive B4 I reinstall windows. Here is what makes it difficult, his motherboard went bad, so i am installing a new motherboard, cpu, and ram. and the same hard drive. Here is what i plan to do= i am going to install a spare drive that i have and install windows and set the drive i need to get the data off of as the slave. Is this possible to do?

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a b V Motherboard
a b G Storage
August 25, 2007 8:30:26 PM

Yes.
August 25, 2007 8:31:10 PM

Connect his old HDD to your SYSTEM, back off all of the needed data.
Then you don't need to worry about losing data.

You can reinstall Windows in a non-destructive manner, but this could leave you with multiple Windows directories and lots of duplication of stuff. I think it would be cleaner to be able to wipe a clean install.
August 25, 2007 8:42:54 PM

Thanx guys for the help
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