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can i transfer from old hdd to new hdd when i got old pirate windows on old hdd ?

im recently just upgrade my pc including windows, i cant backup my file because i dont have any external hdd to save it on and my question is, can i connect and move my old file from my old hdd when it also have old pirate windows? im currently using original windows 7 home premium and i want my old file back from old hdd. can anyone help me ? im afraid my old hdd will corrupt if i just connect it to my new pc
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    it is ok.your old hdd will not corrupt if you put it on new pc, just make sure you attached the power sata and motherboard sata to your old hdd
  2. 1. Copy to elsewhere whatever critical files you need
    2. Buy a legal copy of Windows
    3. Install
    4. Copy those critical files back over.
  3. He ALREADY has a legal copy of windows, on his new PC. His old HDD has th epirated copy, and now he's afraid that the pirated copy may corrupt his new and LEGAL copy of windows 7.

    There is no problem with that, you can just transfer the old files from your old HDD, it will cause no problems.
  4. anbello262 said:
    He ALREADY has a legal copy of windows, on his new PC. His old HDD has th epirated copy, and now he's afraid that the pirated copy may corrupt his new and LEGAL copy of windows 7.

    There is no problem with that, you can just transfer the old files from your old HDD, it will cause no problems.


    That was not entirely clear.
    "im currently using original windows 7 home premium"

    But sure. If the old stuff exists on a different drive....connect, pull off the old data, and wipe as necessary.
  5. I'm sorry, I know that was completely not clear. Didn't mean to be rude, the caps are just there to highlight the important parts.
  6. thanks guys. i will try it today and hope it work.
  7. hey guys it work and how do i format/clean the hdd after i pick file i want ? do i need to format the disk with windows cd or just delete all the file ?
  8. thankyou very much !
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