About 9 months ago I build a new PC because my old one would not turn on. I said someday that I would add the old 160GB hard drive to my new PC and recover the files on it. I have lots of genealogy and past tax info that I would like to recover from my old HD to my new PC. I guess the time has come to put the old HD into my new system. My new PC has a 500GB HD and runs on Windows 7 OS. The old hard drive is (or was) operating on Windows XP. Is it as simple as adding the HD as a slave and then moving the files from one disk to another? I suspect there may be a conflict with the old XP OS and the new Win7 that I am using now. I also now have a 1TB Western Digital external HD added that I use just to back up everything. I didn't have that on my old PC. Any help/comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
(Solved) - Need some help adding the old HD(9 posts)
Model # of the new PC Motherboard is Gigabyte A75M-D2H with an AMD FM1 Socket and the HD is SATA. Looking at the old HD it appears to be IDE (it has a ribbon connector and 4 pin power connector). I bet you are going to say the old HD is not compatible...?
Ok thanks, I'll get one of those. But when I eventually install the old hard drive will there be any issues with it having Win XP on it as an operating system? My PC now boots up in Windows 7.
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