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Windows 7: Old hdd for a new built pc . Am i gonna lose my data?

1 Week Ago   #1
Amina Alomari

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
Old hdd for a new built pc . Am i gonna lose my data?

Hello
Have a nice day ...

I have recently built a whole new pc (every component) except for the hard drive , that is my old hdd from an older pc ...
Its divided in 4 harddisks , c for windows and programs in general and drivers ...
Now i know i should format and reinstall windows , the question is , is that all i have to format , just c? Or should i format all the harddrive?
Because i got confused when i surfed through the net for similar conditions . Am i going to lose my personal data? If i did?
My old hdd is 1 year old ..
And i install win7 by dvd driver ...

N.b: i am not near my pc now , ill do whatever has to be done in few days , but i am making sure of what to expect beforehand ...

Thank you .


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1 Week Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You only need to format c if you have data on there you need to get it off first other drives will be OK and no data loss. You can boot a free Linux DVD to copy data off from c just make sure you use live DVD don't install Linux
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1 Week Ago   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

What samuria said is true but I would make sure you have the entire hdd backed up before you attempt to format any of the partitions. That way if you happen to format the wrong partition somehow, you're data will be safe.
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1 Week Ago   #4
Amina Alomari

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
You only need to format c if you have data on there you need to get it off first other drives will be OK and no data loss. You can boot a free Linux DVD to copy data off from c just make sure you use live DVD don't install Linux
I see , thank you so much
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1 Week Ago   #5
Amina Alomari

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
What samuria said is true but I would make sure you have the entire hdd backed up before you attempt to format any of the partitions. That way if you happen to format the wrong partition somehow, you're data will be safe.
I have backed most of it up already , thank you a lot ...
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1 Week Ago   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I sure hope you intend to buy a new hard drive for your new PC, better yet get a ssd.
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6 Days Ago   #7
Amina Alomari

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I sure hope you intend to buy a new hard drive for your new PC, better yet get a ssd.
Mmmmm unfortunately i didnt know about that earlier as i have already bought a new hdd ... maybe on my next upgrade .
Thanks for your advice ...
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