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Old December 11, 2012, 06:10 PM
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When installing an operating system to a new hard drive, it's advisable to disconnect any other drives from the system -- this ensures the correct drive is selected, by virtue of being the only choice.

Once you've got the new drive's OS up and running you should have no issues reconnecting the older hard drive and then copying material from it. There are two caveats to that, however. The first is to ensure you're booting off the correct hard drive; this is determined by your BIOS settings. The second is to ensure the material you want to copy isn't in a protected folder under the old OS. If it's just a few files, I find it most convenient to boot up the old hard drive's OS and copy the files into an unprotected folder on the new drive.
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