Originally Posted by Remeniz
So the only way around this is to delete the Windows stuff on the old HD...
... and install an OS on the new HD.
Keeping the App's on the old and the OS on the new.
See, even though the old HD works it's starting to make strange noises. So it's on it's way out.
That might work, but I forgot to mention something.
What you're suggesting is actually the exact same set-up I have on my computer. The old HD is acting as a storage drive (with all my old programs) and the new HD has the OS and imprtant files on it.
The old hard drive CANNOT run the programs I mentioned before, like Adobe programs and most of my other synth programs. If I go to my old hard drive folder right now (E
and try to open a game or a program, there's a 50/50 chance that it will/won't work.
It sucks that he didn't keep his CDs organized. I learned the hard way, too. I've still got my old CDs, but I have a bad habit of losing CD keys.