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October 6, 2011 9:54:15 AM

so I took apart my old computer to build a new one.. I'm planning to use my 1tb Hardrive that's on my old computer build and used it on my new one.. will all my files and Windows 64bit OS still be on that harddrive? I don't really want to buy a windows 7 OS again.. :( 

I'm on a tight budget on this new build.. and considering that my old 1TB harddrive still have plentifull of space left.. I might as well use it.. no? :??: 

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October 6, 2011 10:00:12 AM

Yeah that should work fine!
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October 6, 2011 10:02:00 AM

wont let me edit so i add it as a new post...

Although the drivers may conflict as it would be different hardware, you may be greeted with a BSOD.

If not, you will have to install drivers for all current hardware.
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October 6, 2011 10:06:14 AM

lewza said:
wont let me edit so i add it as a new post...

Although the drivers may conflict as it would be different hardware, you may be greeted with a BSOD.

If not, you will have to install drivers for all current hardware.


if a BSOD hit me.. will it damage any of my hardware?
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October 6, 2011 10:23:55 AM

after searching through the web for some answers.. it seems that I can't ReUse my old hard drive on a new system.. okay then.. but how do I transfer my files in my old Hard drive to a new one? I've already sold my old motherboard..
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October 6, 2011 10:38:01 AM

You could plug it in another SATA port and see if you can access it after you have setup your new computer.

If not, I use this useful tool...

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ide-sata-to-usb-2.0-48965

If your from US im sure there is more suppliers there with something very similar.
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October 6, 2011 10:44:21 AM

lewza said:
You could plug it in another SATA port and see if you can access it after you have setup your new computer.

If not, I use this useful tool...

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ide-sata-to-usb-2.0-48965

If your from US im sure there is more suppliers there with something very similar.


hey, thanks man ;) 
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October 6, 2011 10:52:42 AM

lewza said:
You could plug it in another SATA port and see if you can access it after you have setup your new computer.

If not, I use this useful tool...

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ide-sata-to-usb-2.0-48965

If your from US im sure there is more suppliers there with something very similar.


can I use the cable in your link to uninstall my windows 7 OS and reformat the hard drive?
I figured that I might as well save some money and Re Use my old hard drive :p 

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October 6, 2011 12:55:44 PM

Windows 7 (unlike Windows XP) is actually very good at recovering from the hard drive being transferred to another computer. It will more often than not manage to boot up OK. Why not give it a try you have nothing to lose.
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