Hi. I am not much of a tekkie, so I need some help. I have a WD 640GB hard drive that I removed from my broken Gateway computer (it was a desktop running Vista 64 bit). I bought a new computer (HP desktop running Windows 7). I want to put the WD drive in my new HP computer and have it be a slave or secondary drive (ie, I don’t want to boot from it). The drive is WD6400AAKS-22A7B2, SATA/16MB cache, WD Caviar Blue.
I’ve tried to read the tech docs, but I’m still unclear. I am correct that I would not need a jumper to accomplish my objective? I just connect the power and data cables and the computer will continue to boot from the original disc (C:) and the WD drive I install will be a different drive letter?
Finally, since the WD drive still has Vista installed, if I want to, how could I boot from this drive as an option?
Thanks so much, I really appreciate it.