Greetings, some advice please. Just bought a new computer(h.p. 2.66G/512m/80G.h.d )and want to add the h.d from my old Compaq so that the new h.d becomes the slave.Three questions.1. Do I set up the new machine before or after installing the old disk ? Both machines running M.S XP (home). 2. My old machine is running Norton anti virus and spysweeper with an update service, as I am ditching the old can I just transfer to the new ? 3. Any other traps to watch out for ?
I personally would set up the new machine completely, then put in the old HD and copy anything needed to to the new one and format the old one. You will then have a clean slave. But I suppose it depends how big the old HD is and how much space is needed by your Videos etc. There may be others with a different point of view.