The CPU in my older DELL Optiplex 745 (Dual core, Win 7) just died. This was my main email, web surfing, personal finances computer. I believe the hard drive is ok because it passes the preboot diagnostics. I have a Dell Optiplex 780 (Quad core, Win 7) that is integrated into my ham station. I would like to remove the hard drive from the dead computer and add it to this computer such that I can see the user files. I do not expect to boot from the moved drive; just use it as a secondary drive. Do I just delete (or hide by renaming) the Windows related sub-directories? Will I be able to see the ../user/mike files? I will reinstall all of the software that was on the dead computer that isn't on the ham computer from installation files. I do not expect to be able to "run" .exe files that are on the moved drive. Any problems; pitfalls?