Reading external hard drive

drew55

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Hello,
I have inserted the old HD from my old HP computer, in a HD docking unit . Why cant I open programs up when Its attached to my IBM thinkpad laptop. I can read the contents and transfer pics .but cant open the microsoft works office and read all my docs . That was the reason to do this . Both old HD and laptop use XP
 
You can't use programs that were installed on an old hard drive. You must install the program you are trying to use on your laptop.

To summarize: install microsoft works, microsoft office, or openoffice on your laptop. Now you will be able to open the docs that are located on your old hard drive.

 

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