So I ordered new pc parts for my new build and I was wondering if I can reuse my old hard drive from my previous dell computer. It is a seagate 500 GB Hard drive. I also ordered a new copy of windows 7 since I heard you can't boot up the hard drive with a previous oem operating system. So will it work with my old hard drive with my new copy of windows 7?
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Yea OEM Windows is tied to the motherboard. You can make it work fine with your new setup, simply format it or make a new partition.
You can use an old drive, just make sure you back up your data because you need to format that old drive.
Make sure that it's a SATA drive too. Some boards have phased out PATA ports.