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I have an HP Pavilion 500-267c, can I install a second hard drive in this PC ?

My XP tower is no longer working but there is some information on the hard drive that I would like to retrieve, my present

PC uses Windows 7 operating system. Can my old hard drive be installed into the new HP without ruining the new

computer or the old hard drive ?

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I have an HP Pavilion 500-267c, can I install a second hard drive in this PC ?

Yes, this assumes that the old XP hard drives is healthy.

 You may use a USB external hard rive caddy for the old drive or you can directly connect it through the SATA port on you MoBo on you new computer. 99% of the time there will be extra power connections from the power supply on your new machine to power the old drive.

 

 All this assumes that the old drive is SATA interface _ it may be IDE, in which case you would need an adapter to hook it directly to the new computers MoBo.

 

 I don't believe there are any IDE USB external hard drive caddies, although you may want to check to be sure.

 

 The one on top is SATA and the bottom is IDE.

 

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Thanks a lot, that answers my question. I have a SATA hook-up on my hard drive. I think I'll try to find the USB caddy

before I try to install it in the PC. I just need to retrieve a few things.

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On the XP drive you'll find your stuff under users  and what ever you user name is.

 All your files should be there.

 

 You'll get a pop up window somewhere along the way asking for permission.

 

 This is the one I use _ USB 3 is what you want. Your new machine probably has some USB 3 ports, they're blue.

 

 http://www.vantecusa.com/en/product/view_detail/416

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I bought a SATA adapter and hooked it up to my 3.5" hard drive. My computer recognized the hard drive and let me access the

documents and settings folder, I opened the users folder but when I tried to open (my name) I was denined access. It wants 

some information that I'm not familiar with so I can't get into the folder in my old hard drive where the information I want is

stored. I'm at an impasse at this point. Just smart enough to get the door open but not smart enough to go inside......

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Right click on the folder name, and select the share tab. You need to likely select Home group Read/Write.

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Thank you for this new information, I will have to get all the cables and what not hooked up to the hard drive again before I can

try your new suggestion, I will be sure to update our conversation.....Thanks again

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Okay, I hooked everything back up and tried right clicking the folder and selected the share tab, the advisory message told me

to wait as it would take a few minutes, after several minutes I got another message that says it can't share my information with

me because I'm not authorized. My question is, who is authorized to view the information on the hard drive that used to be in

my old computer?

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I don't have allot of experience with XP, but what I can do is pull the drive at work and hook it up to a W7 machine like you're doing.

 At least then I'll have some idea what may be going on.

 

 If you had a pass word on your old XP machine that may be what's giving you the trouble _ just a guess.

 If that's the case I wouldn't know how to get around that.

 

 Maybe wb2001 may have some more suggestions.

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Hello Mr. Cat;

I didn't have a password on my old XP so that's not the problem, I can penetrate down about 2 folders but when I get to the one

with my name on it that's when my new computer stops me. I just need to be more of a hacker I guess instead of an old novice.

I'll wait until you try to duplcate this lash up and see what you come up with.

Thanks Roy

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