Adding old hard drive to new computer

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    zapple

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    Can I add my old hard drive which has XP as a slave drive to my new Vista machine? Is plugging it in all that is required besides setting the jumpers? Or not? I don't really want to use it for anything other than just keeping the info on it. Any details on how to do this are appreciated.
     
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    I would say to go ahead and try it. BUT, before you do, make sure that you create a Restore Point in Vista - just in case.

    A problem that I had is that Vista would not allow me to access the files on the old HD - Vista kept insisting that I was not the Owner of those files, when I went to access or transfer them to the new system. Another problem was that the old HD was IDE and the New 'puter is SATA - I had to obtain a cable set-up (with power supply) to hook the old HD to USB.
     
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