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 SolvedHard drive failed and issues being able to install OEM Windows on new hard drive Forum SolvedNew build, hard drive not being recognized Forum SolvedWindows Image Backup on new hard drive? Forum SolvedOld hard drive with new hard drive? Forum SolvedCan i use an old hard drive as a secondary hard drive for my new computer? Forum SolvedVery old hard drive with new motherboard Forum Solvednew mobo and cpu but with old hard drive Forum SolvedCan I use an old hard drive in my new gaming pc build? Forum SolvedAccessing an old hard drive on a new computer Forum SolvedNew everything except old WD green hard drive from 2006 Forum SolvedMigrating to a new hard drive, but keep programs on the old HDD? Forum SolvedInstalling an old hard drive in new build Forum Backup drive used on old computer, appears not to be partitioned on new 8.1 computer. Forum SolvedPutting a New Hard Drive Into a Very Old Laptop 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 SolvedOld Hard Drive to new build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !