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Windows 7: How to set my hard drive as a slave drive in a different system?


14 Nov 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How to set my hard drive as a slave drive in a different system?

Hi! I have this hard drive, which was put in a pc that didn't work due to power supply failure. The OS is windows 7 ultimate (with password).
And I want to install this into a different pc (OS: windows xp) as a slave drive, I just need to take out the data from drive D and E.. How to set my hard drive as a slave drive in this pc which has different OS too? my hard drive is a SATA, and the PC does have SATA port..

Do I need to set the BIOS too? and How?

Help needed! Please include the steps, I'm a newbie.. Thank you!


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14 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

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14 Nov 2013   #3

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Master and Slave were pin settings you had to configure in old IDE drive systems when more than one hard drive was present. With SATA drives, you no longer have to deal with this distinction.
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14 Nov 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just connect it to a board port and a power cable and you are in business. Alternatively you could put it into an enclosure and attach it via USB - e.g. this one which applies to both 2.5" and 3.5" disks: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182281
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