Removed laptop Hard drive... what next?

  tAtu*! 07:45 09 Jul 2011

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

  mgmcc 08:19 09 Jul 2011

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">">external USB 2.0 enclosure.

  mgmcc 08:22 09 Jul 2011
  mgmcc 08:22 09 Jul 2011

I give up!

  onthelimit1 08:45 09 Jul 2011
  onthelimit1 08:46 09 Jul 2011

No, I can't do it either!

Another try:

  onthelimit1 08:46 09 Jul 2011

Ah, that's better!

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