Moving a hard drive to another computer...
Posted on 1998-12-13
I have got a new computer for my kids for Christmas. I would like to move the hard drive from their older machine (I had recently upgraded the hard drive)into the new machine. The purpose of wanting to do this should be obvious...I could save myself (and them) tons of work reloading and configuiring their software and settings. My question is simple...IS IT POSSIBLE TO DO THIS WITH A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF EFFORT? IF SO, WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO AND WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS CAN I EXPECT TO RUN INTO? I am a above average computer literate person. We will be taking the drive from a Packard Bell unit and moving it to a more standard type computer. The operating system on the drive is Win98. The new machine will have all new and much different hardware. Plus the bios and chipset will be different. PLEASE ADVISE.
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