In my desktop PC (Win XP - yes, I know upgrading is overdue!) I have two HDDs. Both have multiple partitions. Total 17 partitions accros the two discs. There are no problems with this set-up.
I also have a Samsung laptop (Win 8) that will not boot. Before using the built-in 'Back to Square One' function, which wipes the disc, I want to back up the contents. I have in mind attaching the Samsung to a spare SATA connector in the PC.
However, the Samsung HDD also has multiple partitions, labelled with the same letters used on the PC.
My questions are:
- Will anything unwelcome happen on my Win XP PC when I attach the Samsung HDD with partition letters that not only duplicate partition labels already used on the PC, but when all partitions across the three disks total about 27?
- In Windows XP on the desktop PC, can I expect to see all those partitions on the Samsung HDD (whether labelled with letters or not)?
Thanks in advance.