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Old 12-07-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
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Hello!

I'm planning on upgrading my current pc as it's 4 years old.
Last time I upgraded I bought everything new, so I had to install eveything afresh . This time, I'm just planning on buying a new mobo, gpu, psu, cpu, RAM and maybe case.

My question is...will my old HDD's work in the new build?
will I lose everything and have to re-install operating system and all programs etc etc?

any advice is greatly appreciated :)

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Old 12-07-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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Basically you would be installing the old hard drive in a new PC.

It would be best to do a clean install.

It is possible that you can perform a a repair installation.

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Old 12-07-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
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so format the hard drives? would this be safer?
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I always recommend it for less problems with the new parts.

If you have multiple hard drives this is only for the drive that contains Windows.
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HI ShAdoW99x,

I too recommend performing a clean install of the Windows O/S on your upgraded system. First thing though, please back up all of your important data in your hard-drive to another hard-drive, usb flash drive, DVDs, etc.etc. Hope everything works out well for you.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:56 PM   #6
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I do have 2 hard drives...a 500gb store drive and small/faster drive I run my operating system off.
Thank you both for the advice. will back up everything and format the smaller drive with the operating system on
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Another yes for a fresh install.

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