Will I need a new OS when replacing a hard drive? Tags: Configuration Hard Drives Pendrive Format Windows 7 Last response: March 2, 2012 8:36 PM in Windows 7 Share HARI_13 March 2, 2012 2:58:11 AM HOW TO FORMAT PC FROM PENDRIVE More about : replacing hard drive ksiemb a b $ Windows 7 March 2, 2012 2:31:52 PM HARI_13 said:HOW TO FORMAT PC FROM PENDRIVE 1) If you are replacing your primary drive and the new drive doesn't have one, you have to install one. 2) Boot from a pen drive that has windows / DOS installed as bootable. m 0 l aqe040466 March 2, 2012 8:36:44 PM HARI_13 said:HOW TO FORMAT PC FROM PENDRIVE Is the old HDD is still fuctioning? If it does all you have to do is clone it to the new HDD, using a cloning software(Acronis or EASEUS) but you need an adapter USB to SATA/IDE adapter. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will I need a new OS when replacing a hard drive? Forum SolvedNew build old hard drive=Do i need a new os? Forum my hard drive has been wiped and i need help isntalling a new os Forum SolvedTouchpad problems after replacing hard drive and installing OS Forum SolvedReplacing Laptop Hard Drive / OS Forum SolvedNew Hard drive needed, no O.S disc; only recovery discs... Forum Need to undo a New Simple Volume on Windows 7 on a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive formatted for OS X. Forum I need help new motherboard old hard drive, os problem Forum SolvedI am replacing my hard drive. It currently has 3 partitions. The new drive is the same size. Should I copy all 3 partitions Forum Replacing old hard drive with same OS? Can I re-use the old hard drive again? Forum SolvedReplacing a new Laptop Hard Drive = bad idea? Forum SolvedReplacing Dell Inspiron 1420 Hard drive. What hard drive do I need? Forum SolvedCan I use old OS on new hard drive? Forum SolvedPossible fix is a new hard drive and OS? Forum SolvedReplacing a failing hard drive need help. Forum SolvedOS and drivers for new SSD dell inspiron n5110 hard drive? Forum SolvedNeed OS for blank hard drive Forum SolvedHard drive failure- same os license on new hdd? Forum Solveddo i need to reformat my old hard disk (OS) when buying a new pc? Forum SolvedIs there a way where I can put my OS from my old hard drive onto a brand new SSD and HDD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !