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Can I make my internal HD external and I change the type of microsoft it runs with?

By kellaw
Oct 24, 2008
  1. I currently have a pc that was windows 2000 that is now not working. I recently put a new hard drive into the pc and it currently store all my music (itunes) and document flies. I would like to if it is possible to take the hard drive out and connect it to my other computer externally. The only other issue is the other computer is running on vista. Is it possible to do this?
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    Yes, you can take that hard drive out of the 2k machine and read it just fine in Vista. What you can't do is take your OS drive from 2k and boot another machine with it, but I don't think that is what you were asking.
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes using an External HardDrive adaptor

    Either using:

    Sata to USB
    Or
    IDE to USB

    Depending on what the Windows 2000, HardDrive connection is (Sata or IDE, connection)
     
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