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Removed laptop Hard drive... what next?


tAtu*!

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Hi all

I have removed a hard drive from my broken laptop. its a 40 gig hitachi travelstar ata/ide. Is there any way that I can use this HDD in my desktop? If so how would I do this and what would I need to do this? The lappy HDD was Win XP SP3, my desktop in win 7 64 bit.

Thanks in advance

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mgmcc

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You won't be able to run its Windows XP installation by mounting the drive in a different computer. If you really want to have the use of the drive for file storage, I'd suggest mounting it in an " target="_blank">http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-2-5-Hard-Drive-Enclosure/dp/B00293S9N6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1310195622&sr=8-3">external USB 2.0 enclosure.

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mgmcc

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I give up!

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onthelimit1

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onthelimit1

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No, I can't do it either!

Another try: http://www.amazon.co.uk/IB-250StU3-BH-Enclosure-inch-12-5mm-Height/dp/B003XG08PA/ref=sr121?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1310197440&sr=1-21

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onthelimit1

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Ah, that's better!

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