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can i connect a 2nd SATA drive if it has WIN XP on it?

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my buddys got a defective seagate that tends to work randomly. Hes going to have it RMA'd. before I RMA it for him I was wondering if i could connect this hard drive to my computer so i can copy all his MP3s? the only problem is, is his hard drive has windows XP in it so im not sure if there is a certain way to hook it up without having the drives conflict because of windows xp being on both hard drives.. how would i go about doing this?
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Course ya can. Just plug it in, go into your bios (to make sure your comp boots off your drive) then goto mycomputer and find his drive and drag and drop
    
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