Can i hook up my old harddrive to my new laptop

my old laptop board went bad, geeks transfered my pic and files but said they couldnt transfer outlook express and all my emails
can i take my HD out of my new laptop and put in HD from old laptop? both HP's?

Or is there a betterway?
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  1. Yes, shouldn't be a problem.
  2. Hey thanks, i got a 2-1/2" ide hard drive enclosure so i could hook the HD up thru an USB and it works, but when i try and boot from it, it starts to come up then just reboot
    and starts over. never getting to boot completely. Any sugestions

    Thanks
  3. If you are just trying to retrieve old files from the old HD my suggestion would be to boot up from the new HD and then just transfer things over from old HD. Why are you trying to boot from old HD? Or am I reading this wrong??
  4. cchartsell said:
    If you are just trying to retrieve old files from the old HD my suggestion would be to boot up from the new HD and then just transfer things over from old HD. Why are you trying to boot from old HD? Or am I reading this wrong??


    NO ur reading correctly, I have alot of emails in outlook express and would like to copy them to my new laptop, i was trying to boot up my old HD so i could just forward them or back them up. my new laptop has stupid windows live

    thanks
  5. Ohhhhh I see. Unfortunately I do not know much about outlook but I would assume they keep all their info on a server instead of in files on your HD. Is it not possible to install outlook on your new HD and retrieve information over the server?
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