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Windows 7: can i remove a hard drive,do a complete system install,then reconnect

03 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
can i remove a hard drive,do a complete system install,then reconnect

can i remove, disconnect a hard drive with data, an delete my other hard drives with a total system clean and fresh windows 7 ultimate install and then reconnect the hard drive to the new os install and still keep my data,

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03 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1

Hello and welcome to the forums allofus992,

If you were wondering if your data on your disconnected drive will still be there and readable on your new OS installation after reconnecting it back, yes it will.

Programs that were installed on the data drive may have to be reinstalled though.

If you get permission errors accessing the data, you may want to attempt the tutorial below to gain quicker access to your files and fix those issues:-

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