- 50 months ago
My motherboard in my computer is currently fried, so I plan on building a new computer soon. Simply working out my budget, but I was wondering if it was possible to take the hard drive out of my existing computer. place it in the new build, factory reset it (since the Operating System came on the hard drive and not a CD or flashdrive), chose to install to my SSD, take out the old mechanical drive, throw it in the trash, and be good? Or will I need to purchase a new version of Windows?
Would it be worth it to use the old drive period since it's about five years old? (mechanical)