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. Lawdaddy May 10, 2012 5:08:46 AM Thanks! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGaming Pc-Questions ForumMy Hard Drive is not being recognized in Vista Disk Management ForumHard drive not being detected ForumHard drive randomly stopped being recognized ForumBuilding a new system with old hard drive ForumHow to setup a backup hard drive ? ForumNew Hard Drive and Old MSOffice Help Me :( ForumAdding new hard drive - use old backup (750) or new 1tb ForumI format the hard disk and install a new os. can i able to recover the old files ForumIs it possible that my old hard drive is still causing problems?? ForumHow would I install a new motherboard and CPU with an old Hard Drive ? ForumSATA Solid State Hard Drives backup and or clone Forumold hard drive needs recovery ForumNew Mobo won't recognize old storage hard drive ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumFormatting Exterior Hard Drive For Pc and Mac ForumHow we install os in external hard disk Forum[Solved] Recovering an image backup with UEFI BIOS ForumDrive not formatted.Do you want to format it now?Healthy and NTFS ForumRemove write protection from pen drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !