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Using an old hard drive with a new build

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April 25, 2010 7:27:26 PM

I've got my friend's old gaming rig that has everything except a hard drive.

Instead of buying a new hard drive and a new os can I just install an old hard drive running windows xp? What kind of configurations would I have to do?

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April 25, 2010 7:45:55 PM

You'd have to un-install all the drivers first, then more than likely need to do a repair install.

Imo, just back up the old HDD and do a fresh install.
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