Moving a hard drive with partitions

Everlong

To xor or not to xor
Vista Guru
Just wanting to clarify something:

If I have a hard drive in my PC, and have partitioned it and then I want to move this hard drive on to a new computer, will the partitions stay or will I need to re-partition the hard drive in the new PC?
 

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mansrm81

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I believe the partitions will stay like they were before the move.
 

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Everlong

To xor or not to xor
Vista Guru
That's what I was thinking, thanks a lot :)
 

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mansrm81

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Your welcome Everlong18
 

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Bare Foot Kid

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Hello Everlong.


I just did exactly that, I partitioned and formatted a HDD in the old HP system using Vista and then moved a bunch of "stuff" to one of the partitions and then moved the HDD to the new build and installed Vista 64-bit to it and I didn't even have permission problems with it.


Moving an OS will probably cause problems though!












Later ;) Ted
 

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Everlong

To xor or not to xor
Vista Guru
Yea I know I'll have to reinstall the OS, just I have partitioned this hard drive for music/movies/pictures and just want them to stay on it, thanks Ted :)
 

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lordbob75

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Yeah, I have done this multiple times as well. Because all the partition and info is kept on the HDD, then you could move it to anything and keep all that info! Nice isn't it? Besides, think of all the problems with flash drives and portable HDD's if it didnt!!!!

~Lordbob
 

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Everlong

To xor or not to xor
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Yea I was pretty sure all the information was kept on the hard drive, but I was also thinking that possibly it's all kept on the computer you made the partition on, so moving computers would mess the partitions up, but thanks for further clarifying it :)
 

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  • Name
    Harry Fleetwood
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    XFX MB-750I-72P9 NF750i
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    Coolermaster Dominator 690 Nvidia Edition
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    Zalman CNPS9700-NT Cooler, 6x 120mm Chassis Fans
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lordbob75

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No prob.

~Lordbob
 

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