TechSpot

Would this work

By edbug
Jun 10, 2009
  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    It is never recommended to install a hard drive with an OS installed into another computer... You can try this, but you may end up with an unstable computer. It is best to install the operating system fresh
     
  2. edbug

    edbug TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you magic, would this mean having to purchase windows xp? And would it be ok to use my hard drive as a slave hard drive? Thanks.
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Yes you can hook up the old drive as a slave. You will need a copy of the operating system of your choice
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.