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Transfering HDD with OS to another system

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Just now, CitricLemons said:

But the problem is that, there is a OS in there how do i remove that?
 

You dont' need  to remove it, just boot from your main drive.

 

You can remove the efi partition if you want.

Hi, I'm soon about to get a new PC and I'm wondering, can i transfer my old HDD to my new PC if there is more SATA slots? But the problem is that there is a OS in there. What should i do?

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1 minute ago, SlashedM said:

Yes

But the problem is that, there is a OS in there how do i remove that?
 

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Just now, CitricLemons said:

But the problem is that, there is a OS in there how do i remove that?
 

You dont' need  to remove it, just boot from your main drive.

 

You can remove the efi partition if you want.

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1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

You dont' need  to remove it, just boot from your main drive.

 

You can remove the efi partition if you want.

How do i boot it from my main drive? 

 

i'm sorry that i have lack of knowledge for tech and stuff.

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1 minute ago, CitricLemons said:

How do i boot it from my main drive? 

 

i'm sorry that i have lack of knowledge for tech and stuff.

It its already booting to your main drive, you shouldn't need to do anything. 

 

You might need to change your boot order in the bios though.

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Should be fine to just plug and play but I would take some time to remove drivers and install new ones. I actually did what you wanted to do by accident when I built this PC. I was going to boot from stick to reinstall Windows because I wanted a fresh install on new PC also to install it on M.2 but forgot in my excitement to set boot order accordingly so it booted to one of my SATA SSDs straight into Windows 100% functional. So there you go.

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