Swapping my old HDD into my new pc

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Swapping my old HDD into my new pc

Postby Jordonm23 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:08 pm

So I just recieved all my parts for my build. I am going to be swapping my old HDD into my new build with a new Mobo/CPU. So will I have to reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows 7 onto it? I feel that if I just plug the old HDD in then I will have major BIOS issues since I used it with a different Mobo/CPU prior to.

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Postby Mr T » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:15 pm

New system , clean install - its the best way.... Plug it in first though and see if it works...
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:26 am

Windows 7 installer has the option to choose "Custom" and then to delete all the partitions. Best way
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