Windows 10: Can I install an old hard drive from an old computer on a new computer?

Discus and support Can I install an old hard drive from an old computer on a new computer? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a 640 GB HDD from my old computer and would like to know if I can install it on my new desktop without issues. The connections match but not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by MichaelButigieg, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Can I install an old hard drive from an old computer on a new computer?


    I have a 640 GB HDD from my old computer and would like to know if I can install it on my new desktop without issues. The connections match but not sure if the new computer will try and booth-up from the old hard drive. the new computer is running Window 10. Can anyone let me know if this is at all posable or should I just invest in a new hard drive, and if it is posable, what are the steps I need to follow. Thanks

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    MichaelButigieg, Jun 12, 2019
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  2. Installing old hard drive to new computer

    Hi

    I have purchased a new computer and was wanting to reformat my old hard drives and install them on my new computer. I have windows 10 on my new computer so i want to just use the 2 hard drives i have on my old computer for storage. So i have a 250gb hardrive
    with windows 10 and a 500gb hard drive which is just for storage. I would like to reformat both of these drives and install them. Thanks for any help you can give

    cheers

    Justin
     
    JustinEllerby1, Jun 12, 2019
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  3. xarzu Win User
    new system old hard drive...

    I have an old hard drive that has those old ribbon connections to transfer data to the mother board.

    I have a new computer that mostly uses those cool little ATA (I think that is what they are called) connections.

    The new computer has a Vista OS.

    I opened up the case and I was supprised to see on the motherboard a wide ribbon connection and so I connected the old hard drive and a free power connection.

    When I turned on the computer, the system started up like usual and did not notice the new hard drive.

    I went to the Control Pannel and did an automatic add hard drive call and it did not find the old hard drive.

    Any suggestions?
     
    xarzu, Jun 12, 2019
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  4. Can I install an old hard drive from an old computer on a new computer?

    Transferring old Hard Drive to New Computer?

    I just bought a new computer, and was wondering if I could simply transfer my old hard drive to the new PC. FYI, my old computer was a Dell Dimension 8300, Windows XP, with an 80GB HD. My new computer is a custom Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition, Vista Home Premium 64, with a 1TB HD. Basically:

    (1) If I physically remove the old Dell HD and put it in the new computer, will I be able to access my files?

    (2) Will I be able to boot from the Windows XP operating system installed on the old HD? (And not compromise my ability to alternatively boot from Vista 64 on the new HD)?

    (3) Can I copy the contents of the old HD to an external HD and achieve the result in #2?

    Any advice would be appreciated!
     
    diamondrajoor, Jun 12, 2019
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