Old hdd and os into new build Tags: New Build Hardware Hard Drives New Build Systems Last response: December 2, 2011 2:25 PM in Systems Share allinhands December 1, 2011 10:35:17 PM Hello everyone I just built my new pc and i reused my old hard drive. Everything works fine with my old info and windows 7 and i installed all the new drivers for the new hardware. My question is can i keep it that way (noting that everything works fine now) or do i still have to format the hard drive and reinstall os. If something eventually goes wrong later on would be software only related or it can impact the hardware? Thanks a lot More about : hdd build COLGeek December 2, 2011 12:18:04 AM If everything is working properly, then just leave well enough alone (no install necessary). Make sure to re-activate your system. Good luck! allinhands December 2, 2011 2:15:47 PM Thanks for the reply! I just wanted to make sure that i cant do anything wrong to the new hardware. And how do i exactly re-activate my windows ( if thats what you mean). I dont have windows cd, since my old hard drive came with windows installed from the old computer that i bought. thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer COLGeek December 2, 2011 2:25:03 PM Go into Control Panel/System and see what your activation status is (middle/bottom of window). If re-activation is required it will be indicated. If required, click and follow the prompts. Same my hold true for MS Office if you have it installed. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Old HDD/OS with new MOBO Forum How to go about add/del a old hdd with an OS into a new computer? Forum New OS and New SDD but Old HDD . Forum New Build with Old HDD ?? Forum ? about a old hdd in a new build Forum HDD /SSD set up for OS on new build . Forum New system using old HDD and OS ... Forum New Build - Old HDD . Forum New build , installed OS before running Bios, HDD not recognized Forum Old Hdd drive with new pc build Forum New HDD old OS ? Forum Old HDD in new build Forum Swap current HDD with OS to new build Forum New build on hold, can i use new parts with current hdd , OS , and ram? Forum Moving old HDD to new PC Forum Using my old HDD in a new build . How to clear it? Forum Help Building $700 Gaming PC Forum ~$1200 Build Forum New Build Help Please! Forum This is my first computer build i need some advice plzz Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !