Can I make my internal HD external and I change the type of microsoft it runs with?

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I currently have a pc that was windows 2000 that is now not working. I recently put a new hard drive into the pc and it currently store all my music (itunes) and document flies. I would like to if it is possible to take the hard drive out and connect it to my other computer externally. The only other issue is the other computer is running on vista. Is it possible to do this?
 

SNGX1275

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Yes, you can take that hard drive out of the 2k machine and read it just fine in Vista. What you can't do is take your OS drive from 2k and boot another machine with it, but I don't think that is what you were asking.
 

kimsland

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if it is possible to take the hard drive out and connect it to my other computer externally.
Yes using an External HardDrive adaptor

Either using:

Sata to USB
Or
IDE to USB

Depending on what the Windows 2000, HardDrive connection is (Sata or IDE, connection)
 
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