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Use a store bought pc internal Hard Drive on a new build? (first build ever)

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July 17, 2014 2:56:27 PM

I'm building my first gaming pc in a week and i'm just about ready to order all the parts. However, I had a store bought pc that I took a Western Digital WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB hard drive out of and I wanted to know if I might run into any issues re-using it? The hard drive already has stuff, but I don't mind losing the whats in it, unless someone knows of a way to save it. Any and all help is much appreciated :) 

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July 17, 2014 3:51:55 PM

You should have no issues as long as you dont try to re-use the windows that was on it. Its tied to the old motherbd and would eventually fail Microsofts Genuine Advantage which then give you lots of annoying problems.
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July 17, 2014 7:15:12 PM

popatim said:
You should have no issues as long as you dont try to re-use the windows that was on it. Its tied to the old motherbd and would eventually fail Microsofts Genuine Advantage which then give you lots of annoying problems.


I wasn't planning on re-using anyways. So I can just hook it up to the new build and use it just like that? Will all the data be automatically deleted?
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July 17, 2014 7:34:54 PM

As long as you are using the drive as a data drive and not the OS drive the data should still be intact. However, I suggest adding the drive after you have installed the OS on the new drive.
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July 17, 2014 7:36:37 PM

kenrivers said:
As long as you are using the drive as a data drive and not the OS drive the data should still be intact. However, I suggest adding the drive after you have installed the OS on the new drive.


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July 18, 2014 8:18:14 AM

kenrivers said:
As long as you are using the drive as a data drive and not the OS drive the data should still be intact. However, I suggest adding the drive after you have installed the OS on the new drive.

New drive? I was planning on using the used one as my one and only drive. I'm also planning to install the OS off of a flash drive if that matters at all. Thanks for replys :) 
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July 18, 2014 2:24:17 PM

FlipFlopNub said:
kenrivers said:
As long as you are using the drive as a data drive and not the OS drive the data should still be intact. However, I suggest adding the drive after you have installed the OS on the new drive.

New drive? I was planning on using the used one as my one and only drive. I'm also planning to install the OS off of a flash drive if that matters at all. Thanks for replys :) 


I misunderstood. You still should have no issues reusing the drive as long as you follow popatim's advice.
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