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old hard drive in a new system

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LS, Nov 23, 2001.

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  1. LS

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    Hello. Does anyone know if it is possible to use a hard drive(C:) from one machine and stick it in another totally different system as (C:)? Now remeber that the hard drive has 98se from the old machine on it. It seems like it should work. Has anyone ever done this? I will let you know about my experiment. I appreciate any comments. LS
     
  2. deuce

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    Well... it will and it won't. It should theoretically work, but the first time you boot it will install a whole bunch of new drivers and in the past when I have done it on slower computers it tends to lock up a lot. It should work alright though... just make sure you have a win98 cd handy. :)
     
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    It will work if you have not installed proprietary chipset drivers on the hd for the old system. If you have, windows cannot boot on the new system. Either way I do not recommend that you do that. You will be much better off if you do a clean install of the operating system.
     
  4. LS

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    Sound advice from both of you. Thank you. LS
     
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