Hey techspot Omg, it's been like a year since I last posted xD . Ok, so here's the deal; I'm moving hard drives, and swapping out motherboards, and I want to transfer the files from this hard drive to the next (the data, not the O/S). I was just wondering if it's possible to install the new HDD, and then plug in the old HDD w/o messing up with the boot file so that I can transfer files w/o having to use a third-party's removable hard drive, due to the fact that the current hard drive, has a boot file too (durr :F), so I didn't know if they could conflict with each other. I didn't know if you knew a HDD could do that same, or if there would be boot conflics (note that the new HDD is SATA, and the old is IDE) . If you can't tell, I suck at hardware xD . Give me some software to code, and I can do it; talk to me about boot files, and hard drive configurations and I blank out xD . Anyway, thanks for any answers guys . Sorry I've been away soo long xD . I feel so stupid for asking this, since I'm pretty sure that if you set the BIOS to boot from 1 HDD, it will only boot from that HDD, but knowing my luck, I thought I'd get an exact answer from someone.