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Windows 7: Restoring XP hard drive onto Windows 7

28 Sep 2011   #1
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Restoring XP hard drive onto Windows 7

My XP computer will not boot, so I want to know if I can set up my existing XP hard drive as a slave on a new computer that has Windows 7. I would then copy files from my XP drive to my new Windows 7 drive.

Are there issues with this process?

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28 Sep 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

That should work OK. The Windows 7 PC should recognize the XP drive and you could then drag your files over. If the XP drive does not show up immediately, you should go to Windows 7 Disk Management and assign a drive letter to it.
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28 Sep 2011   #3

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If the Hd Drive is SATA,yes. If IDE may be.
or you could make your own external:
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