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New pc build with used hard drive

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  • Build
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows XP
  • Components
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May 17, 2012 9:00:13 PM

i just built a new pc from scratch, but im recycling a h/d i had laying around. the h/d has xp sp2 installed on it. do you think this is going to fight me on start up? ive never started up a fresh built pc before. any tips? thanx

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May 17, 2012 9:04:25 PM

Are you talking about booting from that HDD and trying to boot into the old Windows install with it? If so, it will absolutely give you problems. If not though, it should be fine.
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May 17, 2012 9:08:44 PM

thats exactly what i was trying to do. so i should reinstall windows and format from the boot options screen and go from there?
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May 17, 2012 9:10:03 PM

Twiztid1 said:
so i should reinstall windows and format from the boot options screen and go from there?


Yep.
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May 17, 2012 9:12:08 PM

thanx. when i get home from work, ill give it a go. ill let u know how it went
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May 19, 2012 5:08:29 PM

Best answer selected by Twiztid1.
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May 19, 2012 5:24:39 PM

Apparently everything worked out ok. :) 
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