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switching hard drives?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bradymonster, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. bradymonster

    bradymonster Thread Starter

    Apr 14, 2010
    ok i am useing a dell pentim 3....it has a 30 gig harddrive....i have a other computer here with a 160 gig harddrive the i dont use ...i want to take the 30 gig harddrive out of this dell i am useing and put the 160 gig one in my dell.....the 30 gig harddrive had windows xp pro on it and the 160 gig harddrive has windows xp home on it ...can u help or give me some tips please ....and i would like to be able to keep every thing on the harddrives .
  2. Mumbodog


    Oct 3, 2007
    Its not going to be easy, because the hardware is so different, If you do get the 160gb installed in the Dell, it most likely will not boot, because it will try to load drivers for the old motherboard, and probably will trash the XP home installation.

    Another consideration is that the old Dell bios will not recognize properly that large 160gb hard drive, all bios in that day had a 128~137gb limit.

    Sounds like a bad idea to me.

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