Swapping my old HDD into my new pc

Discussions, problem solving, and tips and trick for operating systems go here. Windows, Mac, and Linux are ok. If you want to fight or put down an OS go to The Hundred Year War Forum. It will not be tolerated here. Make sure to post what OS is being discussed in the title of your post.

Moderator: The Mod Squad

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.

Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:16 pm

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...
I have been programming on computers since the ZX81.
I am an apprentice trained Electronics Engineer with qualifications to back it up.
I have been repairing computers since 1996.
Yet to some people I still know nothing...
Mr T
Enlightened Master
Enlightened Master
Posts: 17122
Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2002 1:03 am
Location: England

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
"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." -Jules de Gautier

Hardware Junkie
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master
Posts: 19405
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2001 1:01 am
Location: 00000h - 0000Fh

Return to Operating Systems

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: YandexBot [Bot] and 1 guest