SSD and HD in new system

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I have an SSD with Windows 10 and an HD with games and stuff on it. If I build a new system can I plug them straight in and they will work? or do I have to reformat them and delete everything?

Cheers
 

USAFRet

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For the OS licensing
Read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3164428/windows-build-1607-activation.html



For the actual booting up?
Three possibilities:
1. It boots up just fine
2. It fails completely
3. It boots up, but you're chasing issues for weeks

Prepare for a full wipe and reinstall of the OS drive.
 
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If I wipe my SSD and get a fresh OS will my HDD still work as it did in my old build?
 
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There are just all the game files from steam and stuff. Uni work, Photos and old videos from dead phones, A few apps like Fraps but that's about it

I just checked and cause it was a prebuilt system it doesn't have an SSD so windows are on the 3TB HD. I'm gonna have to reformat that if i want to use a SSD for windows
 

USAFRet

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Get some other drive, and copy all of your personal data off the 3TB HDD to that.

Then, do a clean install on the SSD, with only the SSD connected.
How to do a CLEAN installation of Windows 10

Later, reconnect the HDD, and wipe it clean.
Copy your stuff back and use it as desired.
 

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