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Is it possible for me to plug in my HDD from my previous computer? Would it be as simple as connecting it on the eSata port on the front of my case or with the sata from inside? Would it work at all? I just want to transfer some files from it .
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Put it in a external enclosure and hook it up via USB. Otherwise yes you can hook it up inside the computer and use it as another storage drive.
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Originally Posted by ipod4ever View Post

Put it in a external enclosure and hook it up via USB. Otherwise yes you can hook it up inside the computer and use it as another storage drive.

Simply plugging it in and using it as a secondary storage device , i mean , my only concern is that it might have a different bit of windows 7 installed ( 32 whereas my current has 64) and the hardware drivers , won't that cause issues?
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Should not be an issue . Just go into your bios to make sure it boots from your current drive.
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Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

Simply plugging it in and using it as a secondary storage device , i mean , my only concern is that it might have a different bit of windows 7 installed ( 32 whereas my current has 64) and the hardware drivers , won't that cause issues?
No it shouldn't cause any issues. Just plug it in and you should see it in windows after you boot.
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Thank you for your help so far , one last question , since i had all these files and icons on the second disk , would they show up on my desktop or just be on the second HDD , ie " my documents " , "my pictures" etc etc?
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Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

Thank you for your help so far , one last question , since i had all these files and icons on the second disk , would they show up on my desktop or just be on the second HDD , ie " my documents " , "my pictures" etc etc?
No they won't. They will be under their respective directories on the hard disk.
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