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Old HDD in my new build.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was planning to upgrade my old CPU , which was running on Windows 10. The processor in use was an Intel Core 2 duo  clocked at 3.08 Ghz coupled with a DDR3 1333 MHz RAM. Now I completed my new cpu build, which has an AMD ryzen 5 2400G  and I'm thinking of using that old HDD. I've never heard of windows being optimised for a different architecture other than the Snapdragon processors ( I actually don't know if there is something like that. Correct me if there's any.). So can I use that HDD with the new Ryzen processor without formatting the drive ? Or is it a better idea to format the drive and install windows again for a better optimised performance ?

 

 

 

Thanks in advance.

           

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You can use the old HDD in your Ryzen system, just make sure to sysprep the drive before transferring it.

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5 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

You can use the old HDD in your Ryzen system, just make sure to sysprep the drive before transferring it.

I didn't even know sysprep was a thing. I always just did a reinstall.

 

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Just now, CUDAcores89 said:

I didn't even know sysprep was a thing. I always just did a reinstall.

 

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Yeah, sysprep doesn't wipe your data. Just the different various drivers that can mess things up.

 

Reinstalls are usually the best though.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Crunchy Dragon thanks for the quick response. I've never came across the sysprep till now. Could you please explain how to do that or just reply with a link to some article in which I can find all the answers I need as a beginner.

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2 minutes ago, pranav3630 said:

@Crunchy Dragon thanks for the quick response. I've never came across the sysprep till now. Could you please explain how to do that or just reply with a link to some article in which I can find all the answers I need as a beginner.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/danstolts/2014/05/how-to-sysprep-sysprep-is-a-great-and-powerful-tool-and-easy-too-if-you-know-how-step-by-step/

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2 minutes ago, pranav3630 said:

@Crunchy Dragon thanks for the quick response. I've never came across the sysprep till now. Could you please explain how to do that or just reply with a link to some article in which I can find all the answers I need as a beginner.

Hit Windows+R, type in "sysprep"(without quotes), open the application, and check the "Generalize" box. For shutdown options, just have it shutdown.

 

Your sysprep window should look like this:

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Hit "OK", let it do its thing, and you're good to go.

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