Hello, I am planning to move to another country and do not want to transport my desktop Win XP system. If I were to buy a new laptop maching can I set up the hard drive from my desktop, as an external device, so that the new laptop can boot from that external drive? My XP drive is SATA. I really did not know how to categorize this question so I Windows 7, assuming the new laptop would have that OS.
After thinking about it I am sure you correct that there will be driver issues. My Linux installation is fairly recent so may be able to work okay. As to what do I have on the XP drive, well lots of things for which I no longer have the disks (lost during the move to Costa Rica). But it is mostly that I just really like XP. I have looked at Windows 7, and YES it is fast. It is also really intrusive from a Microsoft standpoint. I don't like people snooping at my machine. In XP I am able to turn of the windows logon validation and pretty much keep them out of my hair. I have heard that Win 7 is pretty intrusive, but I may be wrong. If I could I would convert over to Linux but there are some things that don't have equivalents.