|11-21-2006, 10:20 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Nov 2006
First time build - Harddrive question
Hey folks, I will be completing my first build later today, and I was wondering about what to do with my old HDD. I have over 120gb of data on it, a large majority of which I don't want to lose. I have no practical way of backing up this data, and I'm hoping that I can just use my old HDD for my new setup.
The problems that I forsee with this is that my old drivers and system set-up will be incompatible with my new hardware. Am I worried for nothing? Or will I have to format all my data?
I will appreciate any feedback that will save my lovely data from being destroyed, as well as any tips that would help my HDD transition from old system to new system.
Thanks in advance.
|11-21-2006, 11:34 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Once you have Windows up and running on the new drive, should be able to install the old drive and access info without doing anything.
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|11-21-2006, 11:35 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: The Great NorthWest
Welcome to PC Mechanic !!
Do you have a new drive for the new build? If so, just set the new box up with that drive, and after everything is working fine, add the old drive as a second drive, then you have all your data handy.
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