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Old 07-02-2006, 02:37 AM   #21 (permalink)
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yea i understand that, but how do i get the information off the old hdd
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:45 AM   #22 (permalink)
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When you connect the HDD, it should be detected by your computer and assigned a drive letter in My Computer, as it is already formatted and partitioned. From there you can access it and move the files from that HDD to your new one.
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ohhh ok i understand how it works now, but the old computer does not power on, so i wont be able to connect it to the old computer
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I never said anything about that. That computer doesn't matter, it's out of the equation.
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:53 AM   #25 (permalink)
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i appreciate your patientness with me haha like i said, im retarded when it comes to this computer stuff... haha, so ima try to understand this, i plug that device into my new computer through the USB port, then do i plug in the old HDD into this device and then transfer?
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Take your old HDD and put it in the "device". Then plug it into your new computer. If the device doesn't come with a USB cable, you'll need to get one that works with it.
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Quote:
Originally posted by RockyZ
Curious about what operating system you were running your dell. You will need to modify some security settings after you gain access to your drive.
Windows XP service pack 2 (is that what u r talking about?)
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Take your old HDD and put it in the "device". Then plug it into your new computer. If the device doesn't come with a USB cable, you'll need to get one that works with it.
ok i got ya, thats where i mix up was, i didnt know if i put my old hdd into this device or if i had to hook it up to the old computer, so i understand now and im going to go ahead and order one, hopefully i get the right one haha
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Old 07-02-2006, 03:26 AM   #29 (permalink)
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do you know if they make different ones for notebooks and PCs or are these for both?
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They make different ones. The ones I linked you to are for notebooks. Notebook HDD's main difference from normal computer HDD's is that the notebook HDD's are normally 2.5" while most computer HDD's are 3.5".
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