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Bang!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Boycie, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I looked at a PC a few nights ago that had gone bang, literally!
    They are aware that the PC is scrap; they have had serveral years use out of it and are more worried about their data.
    All data saved in *My docs*.
    The PC was a branded one, so i know that XP is legit. I don't know if i should just slap the hard drive in the new machine and go through the Microsoft *you have changed major hardware.....* or plug the drive in to a different machine and get the beloved data first.....
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Get the data off first.

    All too often XP will get itself in a muddle if you move it to a new motherboard.

    Harry.
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    as i thought, thanks harry :D
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Drop the HDD into an external USB HDD caddy and XP will be none the wiser, and the data (and resultant fee) will be all yours :)
     
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