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So can I use my Sata hard drive even if it still has memory from the last computer which was windows 8

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May 22, 2014 2:58:29 AM

It's 1tb hard drive WD, can I use it still for my new mobo m5a99fx pro 2.0?
a b * Windows 8
a b } Memory
May 22, 2014 3:11:30 AM

The whole hard drive is reusable but Windows 8 is not. You will need to reinstall windows after reformatting everything on the hard drive.
Windows 8 OEM System Builder license comes with transfer rights, so you can move it to a new motherboard and reactivate by telephone
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a b * Windows 8
a b } Memory
May 22, 2014 3:45:03 AM

Try plugging it in and booting from it .

Some people have claimed that Win 8 is smart enough to sort the drivers out for you .
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May 22, 2014 4:29:07 AM

Thank you so just give it a shot?
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May 22, 2014 4:40:49 AM

But what if my hard drive doesn't become windows 8 on the screen does that mean it would ask me to reinstall?
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a c 427 * Windows 8
a c 87 } Memory
May 22, 2014 4:47:03 AM

Wsasx2 said:
But what if my hard drive doesn't become windows 8 on the screen does that mean it would ask me to reinstall?


No, it won't ask to reinstall.
Either it will boot, or it just won't.
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a b * Windows 8
a b } Memory
May 22, 2014 12:44:06 PM

It may take some time to try and sort out drivers for the mb .

Older versions of windows cannot do this , and I havent tried with win 8 .... but some people say it can work so it is worth a shot
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