New hard drive setup

Myles Rowlands

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So my main hard drive atm is dead and my backup one is failing so I've purchased a new hybrid drive, if I unplug my old ones and take them out of my case and plug my new one in, put the Windows disk in will I be able to download it no problem? Also would it be possible to attempt to move some of the games from my current hard drive to my new one after I've done the change?
 
Generally applications(games) will have to be re-installed. If you have a Steam library, then you could move the games over, install Steam, and point it to your games library, and let Steam validate the games.

As far as installing the OS, you should be fine - the only thing you may run into is drivers. You may need to get drivers from the PC manufacturer's site.
 
I agree with Jack and 202. I will be in a similar boat and asked a similar question which boiled down to the steps USAFRet and Jack suggested. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3112281/install-windows-drive-deactivate-automatically.html .

As far as Steam is concerned, absolutely yes. I used this http://lifehacker.com/how-to-move-a-pc-game-to-another-hard-drive-without-re-1714706774 guide and followed OPTION TWO. This worked for both my Origin and Steam games. Only having 60GB( speed is throttled after that) of bandwidth per month bandwidth is something I can't waste, so downloading all of my Steam and Origin games was something I was not going to do.
 

Myles Rowlands

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Sorry for the late reply, Thank you so much I wish I could make all three of you the solution :3 My pc is faster than ever! I have a slight problem though and that is when I reconnected my old HDD's they didnt show up..?
 


Go to disk management(click start, type disk manage, click on Create and format, resulting screen that pops up will be disk management) http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/280928-32-hard-drive-showing-computer.

It could be as simple as a REBOOT is needed.

Your welcome, glad we could help.
 

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