Hi all, can you give me an idea on any software to transfer data, (photo's and such), from one HDD to another. I am running win 8.1. After doing this I would like to format the old drive. Suggestions please.
Hi The Kestrel.
I've just bought a new computer running Win 8.1 and I have the HDD from my old computer that I want to transfer files across from. Can you suggest a good program to do that with? My old HDD has Win Vista on it both are SATA HDD's.
To install it as an extra internal drive: Switch your pc off. Open the side of your tower. Plug the old HDD into your motherboard with a new sata cable (each sata HDD has it's own cable, does not share) it does not matter that it has Win Vista on Win 8.1 will ignore that.
Switch pc on and boot up, pc Win 8.1 will see the new 'old' drive and will give it a new drive letter, (you don't need to do anything). In Windows Explorer you will be able to see the files and folders.
To use it as an external usb drive: You need to buy a caddy to put it in and then plug it into a usb port, then as above Windows Explorer will see it and the files and folders.