If I take my preexisting hard drive with my games and photos on it and I want to use it in an new build once I install windows 7 again on the hard drive will I lose every thing? Also if everything isn't lost once the I install the is will I be able to play my games ect?
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Yes - a Windows re-install wipes everything.
You'd need to copy what you want to keep and put it back after. But you'll have to reinstall all your applications and drivers.