Installing previously used hard drive

  JOHN F K 18:32 26 Dec 2005

A friend who now uses a Mac Powerbook was throwing out his PC, so I asked him if I could have the 60gb hard drive. I now have it, and am fully conversant with how to install it, but am wondering what will happen when it boots up (as the slave drive, of course). It already has Windows XP and, no doubt, other programs on it. Has anybody any advice, as I don't want to destroy my entire system.

  seedie 18:37 26 Dec 2005

your PC will boot as usual on drive C: and you will be able to peruse all his files on on the slave :)

  bremner 18:57 26 Dec 2005

You will not see the files or drive in Explorer as Mac uses an alien file system to Windows - HFS.

You will see the disk in Disk management where you will be able to re partition and format as NFTS or FAT

  pj123 19:05 26 Dec 2005

As seedie says. If it is installed as a slave it won't affect your boot up at all.

bremner, take your time. Read it again. It is a PC hard drive not a Mac.

  bremner 19:28 26 Dec 2005


  seedie 20:36 26 Dec 2005

Don't worry mate it happens to all of us especially this time of the year. LOL


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