1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

switching between two internal hard drives

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. phi333

    phi333 Thread Starter

    May 26, 2010
    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.
    Thank you
  2. PC509


    Mar 26, 2009
    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


    Aug 1, 2003
    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.
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/939365

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice