Can I add my old HD to my new PC?

By Rozie
Jan 11, 2005
  1. Hi

    I'd like to transfer loads of old files (savegames etc, too big for floppy) from my old PC to my new one by temporarily adding my old harddrive as a second hd onto the new pc. The new PC has WinXP as its OS, the old one had Win98. The old hd is partitioned into 4 drives - c: containing windows 98, then d,e, and f containing all the files I'd like to transfer. Should I be able to do this without any problems? What do I do about the different OS? Will the partitioning (done by the comp's previous owner, I have no idea how to reverse it ...) cause any issues? Sorry about all the questions, I'm not very technical!

    Thanks very much
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You will have to set the hard drive jumpers properly. Or just plug the old HD in place of your current CD-ROM.

    If your current system has only one partition then there will be no problems. If your XP machine has several partitions too then the drive letters will get all mixed up. The mixup will be cleared when you remove the old drive again.
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