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Laptop Hard Drive File and Program Transfer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by isramiraj, Mar 21, 2006.

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  1. isramiraj

    isramiraj Thread Starter

    Mar 21, 2006
    My old Compaq Presario 900US laptop got bad (water got in it). I got the hard drive out and attached via USB to my new laptop (Compaq Presario V2565). I can see the files under drive E: (USB port). Is there any way to transfer all the files, programs (have them install automatically) and settings from the hard drive to the new computer? The hard drive (old connected by usb) ran on windows xp and so does my new computer. thanks
  2. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

    May 25, 2005
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    The operating system and installed programs cannot be recovered.
    You can recover (copy) any data you had stored ... and any email still in OE.

    If you can read the HD .. are you sure it's bad ???
  3. techkid


    Sep 1, 2004
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    Programs, no. You could re-install them to the hard drive, though.

    Your files can be recovered.
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