If im connecting a hard drive from a previous computer to a new computer to prev

Hello,
ok.. so if im connecting a hard drive from a previous computer to a new computer to prevent having to install the programs i was using from the old hard drive, does the old hard drive need to be the master of the new computer?
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  1. Depends on the bios, but generally no, you just need to be able to select it as the boot drive.

    Note that you may not be able to boot up the OS espically if its out of an OEM pc like HP. They are often tied to specific motherbds and wont work unless they see an accpeted model#.

    Also it may not boot if current hardware is to different than previous hardware. This is something you can usually work out though.
  2. Hi :)

    It wont work if its from another totally different PC as a boot drive...

    All the best Brett :)
  3. It can alot of times, you just have to know what your doing. Just moved my cousin from an old g41 chipset motherbd to a new z68 i7 rig. I have taken several setups from AMD based to Intel and vice versa.
  4. popatim said:
    It can alot of times, you just have to know what your doing. Just moved my cousin from an old g41 chipset motherbd to a new z68 i7 rig. I have taken several setups from AMD based to Intel and vice versa.



    Hi :)

    I "know" its possible...but read the original question...hes not capable of understanding how to do it...unless you want to type several pages of explicit instructions......and it still may NOT work....it doesnt on ALL machines...only some...

    All the best Brett :)
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