Windows 10: installing old hard drive in new computer

Discus and support installing old hard drive in new computer in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have an old hard dive from a laptop that was driven over in traffic. I bought a hard drive less exact replacement computer. I put the old drive in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by DanJones9, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. DanJones9 Win User

    installing old hard drive in new computer


    I have an old hard dive from a laptop that was driven over in traffic. I bought a hard drive less exact replacement computer. I put the old drive in and it all works but now have an unlicensed copy of windows 10 pro.

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    DanJones9, Jun 21, 2019
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  2. 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
     
    MichaelButigieg, Jun 21, 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 21, 2019
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    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 21, 2019
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