Is it possible to replace an old XP hard drive with a new XP hard drive.

Question

I have a dual boot pc with 2 hard drives (one Windows 98 and the other XP). If I purchased a new pc running XP would it be possible to take out the new pc's hard drive and replace it with the old pc's XP hard drive ? Would this be a difficult process ? Also, could I then put the oringinal hard drive that came with the new pc back in as a second drive (after reformatting?)?

Just trying to get an idea of how involved this would be.

Thank you.

Answer

This question was answered on November 13, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

First question - yes you can change over the hard drive from the new pc to the old (XP).

It is not a difficult process, just open the computer (you may need a screwdriver) and take out the parts necessary make your switch and close up your computer

Second question - yes you can use the old hard drive in the new pc.

But make sure that the hard drive is compatabile with your computer and since you had XP before I don't think you should have a problem.

Colleen Foster

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 13, 2003