I want to add an old hard drive to a new PC

  1. Hello!!

    I have somewhat same problem with Slogan. I have this old PC with Windows XP OS and bought a new PC with an OS of Windows 7. Now, I want to slave the hard drive on the windows xp to the new pc. What will happen if I did this?

    Thank you.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 22,202   +221

    Is it a SATA or IDE drive?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,947   +532

    1. none of the programs on the old-hd will be usable
    2. the files will still be there, but not owned by any user-id on the new system. To solve that:
    • use an admin login,
    • go to the top level of the user profile on the old-hd
    • take ownership of it and all subdirs
    • then add a permission for anyone on the new system to have full control

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