Re: How can I access the material on my old hard drives put in a new system??
Thanks for all the responses - I am not feeling so bad now!!.
However, it would seem that the most important thing that I wanted to do - transfer complete programs - will not be possible as per the last response I got (from GeRm20). This will be a problem for me since I cannot locate some of the program CDs that I had installed.
Will I still be able to actually run the programs from the "old" hard drive that I will put in my new computer as a second hard drive? - that is without transferring the program.?
By the way, how do I go about transferring the material? Do I just copy to the new hard drive? As you have figured out already, I am a computer novice and so I am quite ignorant of what might be basic material!!
While I still have the floor, I have been told that the ideal way to set up your hard drive is to partition it so that there are separate partitions for 1-the operating system, 2-the programs/applications and 3-the data. If this is indeed so, how do I go about separating the data from the program itself so that it can be kept in a separate partition??
I know I am asking a lot but I am trying to learn as much as possible on my own!!