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Windows 7: Since My Acer Aspire Computer is gone....

18 Dec 2013   #1
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 
Since My Acer Aspire Computer is gone....

Would I be able to use the old hardrive that was on my Acer Aspire m1500 Computer on another Computer once I get a tower, if so how would the process work?


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18 Dec 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rawad,

Sure you could use the drive in your other computer if you like.

The old drive will be a 2.5" drive, so you would need a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter if your tower doesn't have a 2.5" bay for it, or rig something up to hold it securely in-place in the tower.

Afterwards, you could format the drive and use it how you like.
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18 Dec 2013   #3
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rawad,

Sure you could use the drive in your other computer if you like.

The old drive will be a 2.5" drive, so you would need a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter if your tower doesn't have a 2.5" bay for it, or rig something up to hold it securely in-place in the tower.

Afterwards, you could format the drive and use it how you like.
Would I have to reformat it ?
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18 Dec 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, reformat it and use it as a data drive.

Btw: I always use Velcro dots to fix 2.5" disks in a 3.5" bay.
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18 Dec 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, you wouldn't be able to run the OEM OS on a different PC like that anyways, so it would be better to format it after backing up anything that you do not want to lose on it first.
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19 Dec 2013   #6
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Alright thanks for letting me know guys
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19 Dec 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad we could help.
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