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Hard drive from a 64-bit OS PC readable on a 32-bit PC

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February 7, 2013 6:16:57 PM

Hello, I have a PC with a smoked motherboard and salvaged the hard drive beffore pitching the PC in the dumpster. The data on the HD was written by a windows 7 64-bit OS. If I install that hard drive in a PC with a 32-bit Windows 7 OS, will it read the data?

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February 7, 2013 6:27:14 PM

Yes. Hard drive formatting and partitions have no differences between 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows.
February 7, 2013 9:45:59 PM

Thanks, as you can tell, I know just enough about PC's to get me in trouble. I'm thinking of buying an off-lease HP DC5800 w/Intel core 2 Duo 2,33 Ghz Processor and Win 7, and installing the HD into it. It's $159 and warrantied for 1 year. Is this doable for a relative novice such as me?
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February 15, 2013 3:39:38 PM

Best answer selected by stew0001.
a b $ Windows 7
a b V Motherboard
February 15, 2013 8:55:31 PM

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