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Old Hard Drive Re-Use?

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April 9, 2013 7:24:41 PM

I wanna know if I can reuse my old hard drive, people say it won't work if i have my OS on there, I'm OK with starting fresh with no OS on my hard drive.

So my question is: If I used DBAN to completely wipe my hard drive (making it still usable of course) of all of my data including the pre-installed software, would I be able to reuse it in a custom built PC?

The hard drive is coming from a Pre-built HP Pavilion Desktop, the brand is Hitachi if that matters.

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April 9, 2013 7:28:53 PM

DBAN might be overkill, when you install the operating system you'll have an option to format the disk (but yes if you use dban it will also work).
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April 9, 2013 7:29:28 PM

The issue with older drives is lifespan... (among others)

That said...

You can use it and just tell windows to delete the existing partitions and install from there...