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switching between two internal hard drives

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by phi333, Jul 29, 2010.

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  1. phi333

    phi333 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I bought a larger internal hard drive for my laptop so I can partition it in 3, one for OS second Softwares and the third my daily business ( my Document). My question is, can I remove the existing hard drive and install the new one back and forth, until the new hard drive is finish. Any problem doing so? please advice.
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  2. PC509

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    Yes, you can with no problems. Just be careful that you don't jar it too much. You could take a hard drive from 3 years ago, pop it in and it will boot up as if it was never removed.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    What is the advantage to the multiple partitions?

    It may be easier to clone the old drive to a new partition and then work from there while you make the further changes you have in mind. Then, no drive switching is needed.

    You could also convert your old installation to a virtual machine so that both were then booted at the same time so you could switch back and forth without rebooting.
     
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