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or do you need to format/reformat??? or do I try to ask the pc to recognize the swapped hard drive???
Matthew633 Matthew633 46-50, M 10 Answers May 15, 2012

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If you are running Windows 7 or a variant of Linux then you should be able to remove the hard-drive and place it into another machine and it will re-detect the drivers on the new system and let you use it without much fuss. Granted Windows may ask for a few new drivers that aren't already on the system.

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Probably not without reinstalling the OS. With Windows, for example, even if there where no hardware driver issues, WGA would shut you down.

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Forgot to factor in WGA :-( but hey if this drive is migrating... couldnt be ok with a little call to M$ ???

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I don't think it should matter. It should just work.

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Don't I desire for this to be the true answer! hehe

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is the pin layout the same?

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They are both sata if that's what you are asking

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it should work...

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your reply lack conviction, but I do appreciate it nonetheless!

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You risk frying your board, so do the research. Have you tried adding it on as a slave first to check if it may need any formatting?

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Thank you!
I already tried it and the MBR kept it from working. At first boot it worked, then I couldnt boot back to my regular AMD hard drive, after i abandoned the PC for 4 months it recovered THANK GOD!

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Okay, if it doesn't work as a slave it won't swap either. Make sure the original still starts up alone. When you tried swapping it, what response did you get?

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computer geeks this is something i dont deal with better call chad

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Is that from Geek Squad??? hehe

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yuppers :+)

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It doesn't make any difference.

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confused, but leaning toward it does matter.

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