Old hard drive, new computer

By FynexFox
Jun 28, 2006
  1. Hey everyone, ive got a question. I am building a new computer, and i want to use an old hard drive in it. Ive already got a new version of windows xp, so do I just open the hard drvie, put the XP disc in, put the old hard drive in the new rig and reformat from there or is there another way?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    put the old hard drive in the new computer.
    put the xp cd in the cd rom- make sure it boots first in BIOS

    format the old hard drive completely -erasing everything.
    install the new xp the way you like like it. You could have kept the old xp cd and re-used it provided it wasn't on any other system. (You would have needed a new key from M$ though. - it's only a phone call. )

    ensure you download all updates and drivers. I hope you have broadband!
  3. FynexFox

    FynexFox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, simple enough. Yup ive got broadband. I will make sure to get all the drivers, thanks for the speedy response. have a nice night.
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