Can i take my old computer apart get the harddrive and put that in my new comput Tags: Hard Drives Computer Storage Last response: June 13, 2012 4:44 AM in Storage Share gearsofwar93 June 12, 2012 8:01:20 PM Hello, can i take my older computer apart, and use that with my newer computer? More about : computer harddrive put comput rolli59 a c 260 G Storage June 12, 2012 9:00:19 PM In most cases if the HDD is SATA. Most new motherboards do not support IDE drives. OS has at minimum to have repair install done to it. fantastik250 a b G Storage June 13, 2012 4:18:56 AM Yes, If you still have an IDE port in your motherboard. Otherwise, as rolli59 said, if your hard drive is SATA you need to use a SATA cable. SATA connector: Related resources Take apart a Hard Drive? - Forum Can i put an old harddrive in a new computer - Forum WD5000E035 take apart and put in computer ? - Forum Found an Old computer and pulled apart . - Forum I took apart my old computer .. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer electrontau a b G Storage June 13, 2012 4:34:38 AM Is your old computer a brand name one (Dell, HP, etc)? If yes, then probably the answer is no. You will have problems with drivers. If the computer is home build, then yes but you need the drivers for the new motherboard and might have to re-activate windows. The best thing to do is to re-install windows and all the drivers. dudewitbow a b G Storage June 13, 2012 4:44:48 AM depends on hdd type, as well as if your going to use it as a boot drive. if you want the windows from it and if it was oem, it will not accept the new mobo unless you have a retail version which costs more. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can i Take My Computer Apart and store parts until new PSU comes?? Forum new computer , old harddrive ? Forum Took apart then put back together (first time) Forum Is it possible to remove an old harddrive and install it in a newer computer Forum taking my hard drive apart Forum How to take apart a gateway T 46 Forum Take gateway laptop apart ?? Forum Traveling and taking computer apart to bring with. Help asap Forum Computer shuts down even on new harddrive +? Forum Putting software and windows on new harddrive Forum Building new AMD system, Using Harddrive from old Intel Forum harddrive wiped with new setup? Forum To RAID or not to RAID, backup advice. Forum Can recognize USB but does not show up in my computer Forum Bought completely new microsd and card reader but my computer can\'t read it a a Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !