Transfering A hard drive from one computer to another

By Canadien_02
Jul 15, 2007
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  1. i was wondering if you could just move the hard drive into another computer and it would read it automatically or you had to do something to read it?
  2. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    Basically, you cannot just pop a drive that has an operating system into another comp and boot it.

    Some times you might, but that involves more luck than anything else - same motherboard chipset, same components, etc.

    You can 'slave' a drive and read the data from an existing operating system (I have never done it with a Sata drive but it must be possible).
  3. Canadien_02

    Canadien_02 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok so i how would i transfer the hard drive to reteive the files from it and put it onto my other computer?
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