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Windows 7: hard drive extraction

24 Apr 2015   #1
longshanks

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hard drive extraction

my desktop pc is 5 years old and as gone Kaput.so i am going to buy a new one,the problem is how do i get all my data off the old hard drive on to the new one. i do back up my documents normally but i have just move house so they havn,t been done for a while.my pc wont work at all so how do i do it.
#help please


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26 Apr 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You can buy a cheap external hdd enclosure and put the hdd in it and get what ever you want too
With the exception of the os it's self,
Any personal files though here's an example some have cooling fans some don't,
Amazon.com: Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD with Hard Drive Duplicator/Cloner Function [4TB Support] (EC-HDD2): Computers & Accessories
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27 Apr 2015   #3
longshanks

windows 7
 
 
hard drive extraction

Thanks Thrashzone. been looking at these but didn't think a cheap one would work. now I can go out and buy one. I will , only use it once that's why I was reluctant to spend a lot of money.
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27 Apr 2015   #4
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you aren't afraid to tinker with your new computer, you don't need an enclosure. Just plug your old hard drive into the HDD
controller and a power source.
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27 Apr 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longshanks View Post
Thanks Thrashzone. been looking at these but didn't think a cheap one would work. now I can go out and buy one. I will , only use it once that's why I was reluctant to spend a lot of money.
Hi,
The one I posted will accommodate both size hdds
So if you remove the hdd first you can take it to the stare with you and get one for it's size.

There are a bunch of them out there and are great to have handy one with a fan is also a good idea and also usb 3.0 with esata capabilities

Look at the usb port on the machine are any of them blue in color ?
The blue color is usb 3.0 ports.

To access the external you will need to take ownership of the entire external drive
This makes it easy,
Take Ownership Shortcut
After you Take ownership of it,
Then scan it with your security to make sure it's clean Before transferring any files over to the new machine !
You might even scan it with mbam free to make sure no malware exists,
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Cheers.
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27 Apr 2015   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longshanks View Post
Thanks Thrashzone. been looking at these but didn't think a cheap one would work. now I can go out and buy one. I will , only use it once that's why I was reluctant to spend a lot of money.
For various reasons an enclosure with a sata HDD in it can be a more reliable external backup HDD than say a WD ext HDD. Definitely go for a USB 3 enclosure.
An alternative is a docking station. Again you can use these with a basic sata drive as a backup device.
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29 Apr 2015   #7
longshanks

windows 7
 
 
hard drive extraction

Morning and thanks to all of you. Thrashzone /Victor s /MJF. I solved it (rather drastically).
I bought a new computer ,(the motherboard had gone in the old one). so he installed my old hard-drive.
in the new one one ,it works a treat. But I am going to buy a external hard drive carrier, for future use.
you never know.

once again I would like to thank all of you for your help.
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