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Offline kathyp

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can i pull an xp drive
« on: August 31, 2007, 07:50:52 PM »
and put it in my new vista computer.

i have switched computers and rather than transferring things bit by bit, i thought that putting the hard drive from my old xp machine into my new vista machine would be easier.  i have never tried putting a drive in that has an older OS on it. will it work?  will it screw up vista?  can i take the xp  off first, or should i take it off after, or does it need to come off?  should i forget it and enjoy this clean computer???? 
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Re: can i pull an xp drive
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 09:00:06 PM »
If you put it in as a slave drive, it won't make any difference.
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Re: can i pull an xp drive
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 09:02:17 PM »
super.  thanks.  that's what i'll do.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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