Ahh, Vista... how I won't miss you.
December 21, 2009 5:38 PM Subscribe
Questions about hard drives, enclosures, and other ways to survive a blue screen of death.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow to computers & internet (7 answers total)
I have a HP desktop running Vista. I went to do a SP1 upgrade ahead of a potential change to Win7, something went off course, and now I own a desktop that won’t get past a blue screen of death when I try and start up. I’ve tried a handful of things to resolve the issue to no avail, and at this point, I’m just ready to get a new desktop (had been thinking about it anyway, so I figure this is a sign from the computer gods).
99% of my data was backed up ahead of the upgrade. However, I would like to be able to access the data on the old HP just in case. Limited technical knowledge, but a history of reading AskMe questions, leads me to believe that I can remove my HD from the old desktop, place it in an enclosure, and access it like an external drive.
How complicated is this? Is it really that straightforward? Anything I’m not thinking of?