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GRAEMEJOHN

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Beauly
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Hello Everyone or anyone, need your help asap

I have just bought a new Dell PC as my old one died of death, we have Windows XP Home Edition in the old Dell computer, the new computer has got Windows 8 where we can upgrade to Windows 10


I have 2 very small Hard Drives in the old computer, what is the best way to transfer what is on the old small Hard Drives to the new computer?
 

KenB

Administrator
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
Hi and welcome to FpcH

If the old hard-drives came from an XP machine it is likely that the connections are IDE and the new machine will be SATA
You need to take a look and let us know.
This link will help - click here

I am thinking that it may be easier to simply add the old hard-drives into the new system as secondary drives.
No need to transfer anything then.
If everything is SATA then no problem.
If the new motherboard has an IDE connection - again no problem.

Let us know what you have.

If you are unsure - just ask :)

We may move this thread to the Windows-8 forum after you post back. :)
 

GRAEMEJOHN

FPCH New Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2015
Location
Beauly
PC Experience
Some Experience
Hi and welcome to FpcH

If the old hard-drives came from an XP machine it is likely that the connections are IDE and the new machine will be SATA
You need to take a look and let us know.
This link will help - click here

I am thinking that it may be easier to simply add the old hard-drives into the new system as secondary drives.
No need to transfer anything then.
If everything is SATA then no problem.
If the new motherboard has an IDE connection - again no problem.

Let us know what you have.

If you are unsure - just ask :)

We may move this thread to the Windows-8 forum after you post back. :)
Hey KenB,

Many thanks for your help, i'll have a look over the weekend or as you say maybe easier just to insert the old drives into the new computer, many thanks again
 

KenB

Administrator
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
Hi
I have moved the thread to the Windows-8 forum.

Let us know how you get on :)
 
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