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I had to get a new motherboard and CPU without being able to back up my hard drive so now when I try to start up Windows it won't load because of the new hardware. So I got out an old hard drive and installed Windows on it. Am I able to hook up my old hard drive that has all my files along with windows in order to get the files off of it? I heard I could make the drive a slave, but you have to do something with the jumper pins. However, my jumper pins on both hard drives are completely exposed, there's nothing on them to switch the order of to make them a slave so what should I do?
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I had to get a new motherboard and CPU without being able to back up my hard drive so now when I try to start up Windows it won't load because of the new hardware. So I got out an old hard drive and installed Windows on it. Am I able to hook up my old hard drive that has all my files along with windows in order to get the files off of it? I heard I could make the drive a slave, but you have to do something with the jumper pins. However, my jumper pins on both hard drives are completely exposed, there's nothing on them to switch the order of to make them a slave so what should I do?

Just put your OS drive on sata port0 and your backup drive on port1. Make sure you set the BIOS to boot to port0 first.
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If they're SATA drives, you just plug them in, fix the boot order, and boot the new Windows. Go into Disk Management and assign a drive letter to the old drive (if necessary), then copy files off.
     
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Thanks guys, I'll give that a try. +rep
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