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Can i take my old computer apart get the harddrive and put that in my new comput

Last response: in Storage
June 12, 2012 8:01:20 PM

can i take my older computer apart, and use that with my newer computer?
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.
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.

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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.
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.