- 26 months ago
My original computer stopped working (fans and motherboard were 15 years old), so I decided to build a PC. Keep in mind that this is my first build. Once I get the CPU, which is getting shipped right now, I'm going to start assembling the computer. My question is if I use the hard drive from the original PC that died, will it still have all the files available and the OS will still be there? If I use the old hard drive with all new parts, will it have all the files; something like that? It's just that I never got to save all my files, which are kinda' important, so I was wondering if I would still be able to retrieve them. I'm a big noob at computer building, so sorry if this is a stupid question. I already have a hard drive if I'm not able to get access to the original hard drive.