Solved i want to intall my old HDD w win 7 os on a new desktop computer Tags: Desktops Hard Drives Computers Systems Last response: November 19, 2013 6:02 PM in Systems Share kevlyn1 November 19, 2013 5:46:08 PM I want to install my old hard drive with a win 7 OS on an newer desktop computer More about : intall hdd win desktop computer thesupergeek November 19, 2013 5:49:24 PM ok, then do that. as long as the connections are the same (ie. sata - sata, ata - ata) you will need to re licince it, so make sure you have the key before you remove it from your old pc. m 0 l manofchalk November 19, 2013 5:56:24 PM So plug it in, there isnt anything complicated about adding a new drive to a machine. However do not expect the old install of Windows to work, and if it did, to be valid (read; legal). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution masmotors November 19, 2013 6:02:04 PM if you have key reinstall clean back up your most valuable pics and such what are you doing usind old hdd for new rig? Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedQuick Question: Accidentally installed Win7 on OS w/o unplugging old hdd Forum Old Dell Dimension B110 computer. Friend upgraded OS to Win7Pro and added 2GB of RAM. Bought new monitor and changed resolut Forum How to link new ssd with OS(win7) to old HDD with games Forum I'm buying a new computer and want to know if i can use my old hdd with windows 7 on it? Forum SolvedNew build, put OS on an SSD and want to use programs installed on old HDD. Forum SolvedInstalled new OS to ssd; but have hdd w/ old harddrive Help plz Forum SolvedNew ssd old hdd w/ OS question Forum SolvedCan I move SSD w/ OS and HDD w/ programs to new computer without problems? Forum SolvedTransfer OS from HP pavilion HDD with win7 to new home build. (Transfering HDD) Forum SolvedConnect a hdd with a complete OS (win 7) installed in it and then dual boot it w Forum SolvedDell computer Crashed HDD want to install Win 7 OEM Help Forum SolvedOld computer prog (pascal era) / What new and easy for simple programs in win Os now, Know some unix shell Forum SolvedNew computer, os, ssd, hdd and old hdd Forum SolvedNew computer w/ old computers hdd, always boots up with blue screen and error code. Forum SolvedOld HDD, New computer, Upgraded OS Forum Moving old computer hdd to new one to keep OS Forum Old Desktop HDD unable to boot properly (Win7) , upgrading to SSD soon. Forum SolvedRAID 0 to Bigger RAID 1, add SSD w/new OS (Win7) Forum SolvedOld HDD w/ Windows 7 Installed for new build with similar (older) components Forum Installing a new HD w/ WIn 7; what to install after the OS? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !