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I just installed an old hard drive from my now defunct HP Pavilion DV9000. It went into my ASUS G50VT. I can get the drive to show up in Bios but will not show in Windows. I am wanting to save some files from the HD then reformat and use it to dual boot Linux. Going to try it out as I am tired of Windows, but want that security in not reformatting my main HD until I am used to it. Any suggestions? Thanks


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If you want to try out Linux before doing anything to the Windows hard drive, check out Live CD (or Live DVD) linux distributions. They will let you boot from the cd or dvd disk and have a full linux installation up and running, all without changing a thing on your hard drive.
Of course, any work that you do will be lost when you shut down the system (since you can't write to the DVD-ROM disk) but some distributions will let you create a file on the Windows hard drive to save settings or other state info.


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