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2 PCs in 1

My old pc died but the hard drive is fine. I bought a new PC with an hd expansion slot and proper connections. I'd like to install my old hd and operate TWO SEPARATE systems that don't communicate with each other. Can I do so? and if yes HOW??

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If you think you can install your old hdd with the old OS into the new machine and get it to boot and run that's doubtful.

You could fit it into the new machine and install the old OS and the proper drivers and then use the bios to select which hdd you wanted to boot from.

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Thank you for your response. Old OS is Ubuntu so I'll copy my home folder - reinstall ubuntu into the old hd after I place the old hd in the new machine and paste my home folder into it. I'll set the bios to boot: 1. DVD, 2. USB, 3.New HD, 4. Old HD. Then it will give me what I seek when I choose to boot to the old hd.

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