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old comp just died can I put win XP HDDs in Win7 comp?

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My old computer just died and i had alot of files to transfer to my new comp will putting the hard drives in the new one work? also they are just sata HDDs are they compatible with sata 2 and 3 ports on the mobo in my new comp?
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yup, they should be compatible. when installing windows 7 however, you will probably have to format the drive you are installing it onto.
    
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They will work. Just plug them and boot the PC in Windows 7.

What may not work is booting Win XP on the new PC. But you can access files without problems.
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yup, they should be compatible. when installing windows 7 however, you will probably have to format the drive you are installing it onto.
I have windows 7 installed on the new comp already, so I can access files from them if I put them in right?
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I have windows 7 installed on the new comp already, so I can access files from them if I put them in right?
ya it should work just fine.
    
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cool thanks alot
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