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    Moving data from HP Compaq Elite 8100 to Dell Optiplex 7010 MT

    With help from Digerati on this forum, I figured out my mother's HP had a fried motherboard. The replacement arrived today, a refurb Dell with Win10, and I installed a utility Bill recommended to restore much of the Win7 gui she is accustomed to.

    I'm hoping the HD in the old HP is OK and want to retrieve most her files. I think SATA cables are standardized, and not sure about the power connectors. Any tips before I try energize the old HD to and let the new PC talk to it? Both are SFF small form factor; tight quarters.


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    Re: Moving data from HP Compaq Elite 8100 to Dell Optiplex 7010 MT

    Power cables for SATA drives are standard too so that should not be a problem. Just make sure this old drive is installed as a secondary drive (not the boot drive). Alternatively, you can simply attach the old drive via an enclosure.
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    Re: Moving data from HP Compaq Elite 8100 to Dell Optiplex 7010 MT

    Sounds like a plan. Will report back ...

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