One feature that was useful in Windows versions prior to XP was you could simply take out a hard drive that has Windows installed and connect it up to another computer.
When it boots it up, it’ll start to detect and install all device drivers again.
If you’re currently having trouble with a hard drive installation, or have solved problems in the past, tell us about them in the comments, so that other readers can share your experience as well.
And if you missed the first part of this two part article, you might want to check it out before reading this one.
Installing a disk is one of the easier upgrades you can perform, but it’s not without its headaches.
In this edition of Hardware Upgrade, we’ll try and quickly squash as many common problems that we can.
As we discussed in part one, your drive will likely be one of two basic types: a IDE (also known as PATA) drive, or a SATA drive.
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