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Adding New HD.

by Ugg / January 1, 2005 3:22 PM PST


We're thinking about getting another HD to add to what we have for more space. What the plan is, is to turn the one we have now into a slave & use the new one as the main. The one we have now uses Windows ME as it's OS. I want to use Windows 2000 for the OS in the new HD. Now here's my question, Will the new HD be able to access the old HD so that we can use files & programs that are on the old? Thanks.

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(NT) (NT) No use of most programs. Files will be fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2005 9:51 PM PST
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Thanks Bob, Uh....
by Ugg / January 1, 2005 11:10 PM PST

Hi Bob:

Thanks again. Forgive my ignorance, but the reason for that would be because of the different OS? If so, then I'd have to re-installed Word (Office) & then, if I wanted to open a file that was saved with the old OS & maybe update it, I'd still be able to do that? Then I'd have to also re-install all my stuff, like Spybot, ect, so I could be safe? Hmmmm, that's a very big job..... Sad

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In short, yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2005 11:19 PM PST
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Since about 1995 you get to install programs with each OS. No change to this in ten years. The files such as a document will be fine once you install Word.

I find it not to be any big chore since I only install what I need when it comes time to use it. Much more tidy that way.


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