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Keeping OS and HDD from old system

THEwitt987
  • 2 months ago

Hi guys,

Guessing this is going to be 'no', but if I'm swapping in a new motherboard, cpu and gpu to my system, can i simply plug in my old HDD and have it run? I assume not, but I'm exploring the best way of getting my PC up to speck a bit more.

Cheers!

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Assuming you are using Windows if you are using a retail key you can, but you may have to re-activate Windows if you have an OEM key. My advice would be to just do a clean install on an SSD, since an HDD is too slow for a boot drive.

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