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Use of old PC's Hard Disc

  Tony Crompton 16:19 10 Jan 2020

When I acquired my new W10 PC, I mounted the hard drive of my previous W7 PC in a caddy, intending to provide me with access to the files that I had not backed up. The old hard drive has a partition holding the W7 OS software and a second, larger, partition carrying the files I want to access. I have been told that providing the new computer with access to the W7 partition could cause problems with the new PC. Is this the case?

  john bunyan 16:46 10 Jan 2020

Maybe. If you don’t want the windows partition, you could format it and either use it for storage or merge it with the rest of the disk

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:03 10 Jan 2020

No because you'll not be running win 7 from it. just format the win 7 partition and either write over it or merge it with the larger partition.

  wee eddie 17:03 10 Jan 2020

Expanding slightly on JB's post. Why don't you transfer all those files to your new PC, format the old Hard Drive and then use it as a Backup.

There are several threads here discussing the Pros and Cons of the various free Backup Programs. I use NTI Shadow, but I am one of few in the UK

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