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Old HDD in new system.

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November 15, 2010 9:52:16 PM

Really basic & n00b question:
I have an old system, I'm getting a new one. Can I just put the old HDD in the chassis and plug it in? It has XP on it with apps.. New system has HDD with Windows 7 pre-installed.
PSU isn't a problem.
Thanks.

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November 15, 2010 10:12:55 PM

If you are using it for supplementary storage and not booting, you have no problems. If you asre planning on dual booting with WinXP, you will probably need to reinstall XP for the new computer.
November 15, 2010 10:46:04 PM

I do intend to use as storage only. So I can just put it in & make sure it isn't prioritised in the BIOS.?
November 15, 2010 10:59:39 PM

Windows will likely recognize it has an OS on it and give you an option to boot to it. So you might need to take it out of the boot manager. Otherwise each boot it will ask if you which disk you want to boot to. At least if my memory serves me right....
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