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I didn't want to create another thread so I just decided to edit this one with a new question.

- My second hard drive, the one without the windows installation, and is just purely consisted of files, can it be connected to me new PC like a flash drive and just get items from it?


So, I am getting new parts soon from Newegg. It will be the first build I ever made and will build myself. However I have 2 questions.

1) If I move my current Crucial M4, the one on this computer, to the new build I have coming in, am I supposed to just connect the SSD to the new build, start the computer and boot from the windows 7 disc I have, and overwrite it?

2) Since the SSD is the primary hard drive, after I remove it will I need to do a clean install on my second HDD that I will keep in this computer?
Edited by HanzoSanada - 11/8/12 at 7:54pm
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It is better to just back up the data you want to keep on a alternative drive. Like an external drive.
For a new build, you can then fresh install windows after you have all your backups
Yes, you would have to install windows on your hdd if it hasn't been installed before.
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So, I am getting new parts soon from Newegg. It will be the first build I ever made and will build myself. However I have 2 questions.
1) If I move my current Crucial M4, the one on this computer, to the new build I have coming in, am I supposed to just connect the SSD to the new build, start the computer and boot from the windows 7 disc I have, and overwrite it?
2) Since the SSD is the primary hard drive, after I remove it will I need to do a clean install on my second HDD that I will keep in this computer?

And what do you mean, "Overwrite the Windows 7 disc" ?
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Originally Posted by HanzoSanada View Post

So, I am getting new parts soon from Newegg. It will be the first build I ever made and will build myself. However I have 2 questions.
1) If I move my current Crucial M4, the one on this computer, to the new build I have coming in, am I supposed to just connect the SSD to the new build, start the computer and boot from the windows 7 disc I have, and overwrite it?

 

That is a good idea, however there is a chance that this installation would work for this new build and all you'd have to do is reactivate Windows.  However, if your copy of Windows is an OEM copy, then you would need a new copy of Windows as well.

 

Regardless, I personally recommend (and prefer) fresh clean starts with a new system - even if what I just said would work smoothly (and sometimes it does).

 

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Originally Posted by HanzoSanada View Post

2) Since the SSD is the primary hard drive, after I remove it will I need to do a clean install on my second HDD that I will keep in this computer?

 

If you don't, then your 'old' computer will not have an operating system.

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Here he is, the legendary re-phraser. biggrin.gif
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Greetings.  hehe  :)

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Originally Posted by Truedeal View Post

And what do you mean, "Overwrite the Windows 7 disc" ?

I meant overwrite the SSD in this computer that I will move to the new one.
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I meant overwrite the SSD in this computer that I will move to the new one.

Yes, just make sure you have all the information you want to keep, backed up someone safe. thumb.gif
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So I have a different question.

My second hard drive, the one without the windows installation, and is just purely consisted of files, can it be connected to me new PC like a flash drive and just get items from it?
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by HanzoSanada View Post

So I have a different question.

My second hard drive, the one without the windows installation, and is just purely consisted of files, can it be connected to me new PC like a flash drive and just get items from it?

Yes, as long as its not selected as the boot drive. or just plug it in with a HDD Docking station if you have one lying around
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