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Old 02-11-2008, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently posted about my new build and I have everything but the case. I am worried about putting my old hard drive in my new computer. Will I need my xp disk? And is this hard to do? Any advice would be helpful.

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It's best if you have your windows disk with you. You might need to do some recovery from the disk.

It's just a recommendation, but it's better to install a fresh copy of windows on the drive then just moving the it over. Less conflict, and will probably make your system run faster.
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Hi,
I recently posted about my new build and I have everything but the case. I am worried about putting my old hard drive in my new computer. Will I need my xp disk? And is this hard to do? Any advice would be helpful.

Thank you!
Good God man. Using an old hard drive on a new build is like magic to me. Honestly I would rather just buy a new hard drive and CD then go through all the head aches again.
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xp still cost an arm and a leg is the reason I am not attempting that
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