Old Windows Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jasonc23, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Jasonc23 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2009
    Can i put an old hard drive from a windows laptop in my macbook 13.3"? The old laptop is broken and the 1 purchase only system on itunes has now stopped me from getting my movies and tv shows.

    Thanks in advance
  2. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    If there is actually data on the Hard Drive from the Windows Laptop that you need to get off, putting it in the MacBook won't help. Your best bet would be to get an external USB enclosure for the old Laptop hard drive and hook it up to your Mac and copy your files over that way.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    If you tried to put the old windows hard drive in your macbook you'd have to contend with:
    a. Interface - is it the same interface the Macbook uses?
    b. Size - it has to be the same size as the Macbook drive in order to even fit in the case.

    Even if you get past that, you won't be able to boot it since a windows boot disk won't work on a Macbook.

    If you have something on it that you need then Todd has the right idea - get an external enclosure.

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