Old backup hard drive being placed in new PC...QUESTIONS Tags: Hard Drives Backup Storage Last response: May 10, 2012 5:08 AM in Storage Share Lawdaddy May 10, 2012 3:25:37 AM Hi, Completely ignorant question... I am taking a backup hard drive out of my old PC and placing it as a backup in my new PC. Do I need to clear it (format) the hard drive? My PC already recognized it and installed drivers and it's working fine. It reads all my old files from my other PC. It is labeled as my E drive now. Also, do I need to change settings in the BIOS for it and the boot sequence? Total beginner questions. Thanks in advance! More about : backup hard drive questions JKatwyopc a b G Storage May 10, 2012 3:39:36 AM Answer to all of your questions is nope, and no. The only thing you may want to do is to delete the Windows backup files from the previous computer since those will not likely work on the new computer. m 0 l Lawdaddy May 10, 2012 5:08:46 AM Thanks! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Moving old hard drive to new computer as a backup? Forum Adding new hard drive - use old backup (750) or new 1tb Forum SolvedNew build, hard drive not being recognized Forum SolvedWindows Image Backup on new hard drive? Forum SolvedNew PC Build, New Operating System, Old Hard Drive Forum SolvedNew Hard Drive with Old Motherboard. Doesn't Recognize. Forum SolvedCloning my old hard drive to a new one and then using it as extra storage. Forum SolvedRe-using my old (current) Hard Drive in new computer? Forum Backup drive used on old computer, appears not to be partitioned on new 8.1 computer. Forum SolvedHow do I install windows 7 onto a new hard drive without cd or DVD but I have the product key on the back of my old laptop bec Forum SolvedMoving old laptop hard drive to new computer Forum SolvedHow to copy contents of old hard drive to new one?? Forum SolvedNoob-friendly tutorial on how to use this old hard drive on my new system? Forum SolvedCan I use old OS on new hard drive? Forum Solvednew pc old hard drive reformat from xp to win 7 pro Forum SolvedBuilding a new computer and I want to use my old hard drive but I'm getting a new operating system Forum SolvedBuilt a new computer using my old graphics card, hard drive, and cd drive but the computer will turn on and no display will sh Forum SolvedCopying from old hard drive to new Forum Solvedshould I format an old hard drive when i add it to new computer Forum SolvedUsing an old hard drive in a new computer? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !