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Im building a system for a friend in a few days.
New everything except for HDD. He is going from an old AM2 HP with a recently deceased Mobo to this and wants to keep his data.

Is it possible to use his current HDD with the new motherboard for a few minutes to get data off of it before I re-install Windows?
Or will I have to do the dance of the data shuffle through Linux?
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Yes you can use his current HDD with the new mobo.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
Im building a system for a friend in a few days.
New everything except for HDD. He is going from an old AM2 HP with a recently deceased Mobo to this and wants to keep his data.

Is it possible to use his current HDD with the new motherboard for a few minutes to get data off of it before I re-install Windows?
Or will I have to do the dance of the data shuffle through Linux?
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
Yes you can use his current HDD with the new mobo.
If it was an OEM copy of windows, then it probably won't let you boot in to get the data--windows will recognize a significant hardware change and prompt you accordingly.

However, nothing is stopping you from adding the HDD as a secondary drive and manually moving what you want.
    
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that's right! if it's OEM then he must buy a new windows license.
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