Question old HDD Windows 10 -Nvme

agustinlorenzo29

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Can i boot my old HDD with Windows 10 on it while i have installed my m.2 nvme sabrent rocket 1tb in my mobo?
I forgot to copy some files andI read that you could not...
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Can i boot my old HDD with Windows 10 on it while i have installed my m.2 nvme sabrent rocket 1tb in my mobo?
I forgot to copy some files andI read that you could not...
Thank you
Assuming the system is running from the new NVMe drive, you should not have to "boot" from your old drive to copy files from it.

Power OFF
Connect the old drive
Assuming the system boots from the current NVMe, the old drive should be seen as just another drive letter.
(and assuming it is connected to a non-disabled SATA port)
 

agustinlorenzo29

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Assuming the system is running from the new NVMe drive, you should not have to "boot" from your old drive to copy files from it.

Power OFF
Connect the old drive
Assuming the system boots from the current NVMe, the old drive should be seen as just another drive letter.
(and assuming it is connected to a non-disabled SATA port)
What do you mean so i can connect my old hdd to my pc, where should i connect it? So i guess there is no problem if i have multi users on that hdd i can get the files i need from those users?
 

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What do you mean so i can connect my old hdd to my pc, where should i connect it? So i guess there is no problem if i have multi users on that hdd i can get the files i need from those users?
There WILL be an issue with permission.
But the concept of TakeOwnership will allow you to access files on that drive.

And, ALL of the 'accounts' on that drive are different from the user account in your current OS.
Even if it is the same name, it is a different NTFS account.
 

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The next time you do this, however...the BEST way is to save any personal data first. Before you start to change hardware.
Save it off on some neutral drive, and not have to worry about the old OS or user accounts.
 

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