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Old 04-05-06, 03:11 PM
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External Hard Drive Question

Just wanted to make sure of something. If I take my external hard drive that's hooked up to my computer, will I be able to hook it up on a friedns computer to transfer files without having to download software to my friends computer? Is it that simple or is ther emore to it?
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It will depend on your friend's computer, and the drivers needed for your HD enclosure. If your friend is running XP, you'll probably be fine, but you may have to download drivers, or take the cd that came with your external HD with you, before his pc will recognize the drive.
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Yup. With WinXP, that's generally the case. I've only tried in about a dozen computers so far, but my external HD worked w/o a hitch in every computer.
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cool thanks

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