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is there a way I can use my hard drive with a HP PC?

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this is my situation. I have a 640gb and it contains my OS and important files. The PC I originally used the hard drive with stopped working but id like to use my hard drive with a HP PC that I have. Can I just take the hard drive in the HP PC and just plug in my 640 hdd? Or do I have to clean out the hard drive in my HP PC first? I think I read that you have to do that first

any help would be great, thanks.
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as far as i know you could try plugging into the hp but that usually doesnt work because of drivers and mobo issues. if you have a windows os on other computer you can plug you 640gb into the hp and access the files using my computer. just do not format it. if you cant see the hard drive intially you may need to go into device manager and set a new letter for the drive since on your old comp it was originally c drive
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you can use an adapter converting whatever format your drive is to usb.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

if you want to run it as a boot drive it should work but you may get errors and conflicts without fixing your drivers.
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