How can I place my old hard drive into my new computer and run my applications w/o reinstalling them?
Posted on 2011-02-19
My old HP computer's motherboard has died, but the HD seems to be working fine (I placed it into an external HD mounting kit). My dilemma - I have many applications installed on the HD, but do not have the original installation disks. The old HP system was running Windows XP Pro and was built around the year 2000. Is there any way that I can transfer this hard drive (or the apps) to a new computer and have it recognize the installed apps? Is there some software I can purchase that would help with this process or am I destined for major system errors by installing this HD in a new PC?
Thanks so much for your advice.