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Dell laptop harddrive...can I use it externally to another laptop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aras, Mar 1, 2008.

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  1. aras

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    Just to say thanks for the answer to my previous question but here's a new one::eek:

    My Dell laptop just died. I am computer illiterate so all I know is how to get the harddrive out of my dead laptop. The reason I need it is that I did not backup my info so I need to transfer it to the new laptop. I am not sure if I am supposed to take out the harddrive on the new laptop and replace it with this old one so that I can back up the data and then switch the harddrives. Or hopefully if there is a way that I can back up my older harddrive externally without having to put it inside my laptop?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Since it won't boot in a different machine, putting in the other laptop won't do you any good. Look for an external case with a USB connection so you can use it is an external backup drive after you empty it.
     
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