Question What happens when I use old SSDs and HDDs in a new PC build?

Sep 27, 2019
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So I plan on building a new PC (first time) and I'd like to use my current SSD and HHD. What happens when I do so? Is it safe? Would I not have to install Windows 10? Do files get corrupted/stay like they are on my current PC? Or is the safest bet just to get new storage?
 

kanewolf

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You will most likely have to do a clean OS install. The problem with an old Windows install on new hardware is the registry doesn't match the hardware. It might not boot, it might boot but blue screen, or it might boot and run for a month until you notice something isn't right. The only way to fix those situations is a clean OS install. Just ASSUME you have to do it and plan for it.
 

Ketchup79

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There isn't a problem with keeping your current drivers, but as kane wolf noted, go ahead and plan on a new OS install. That means you would need to buy a copy of Windows 10 for this computer, and make sure your important data is backed up.
 
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