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swapping hard drives help

i used my old hard drive on my new build and surprisingly it all booted up except everything is kinda slow, what should i do?
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  1. I'm assuming you didn't do a full re-install of your OS, correct? If so; you may need to do a fresh install. More often than not; when you move an old HDD to a new build - the registry and such won't work well with newer components. If that's the case; a fresh install of your OS should work just fine.
  2. iS_tech_geek said:
    I'm assuming you didn't do a full re-install of your OS, correct? If so; you may need to do a fresh install. More often than not; when you move an old HDD to a new build - the registry and such won't work well with newer components. If that's the case; a fresh install of your OS should work just fine.


    can I do it from the home screen and go to settings or do I actually need to download windows again and boot up the drive?
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    LOZSKULLKID_1 said:
    iS_tech_geek said:
    I'm assuming you didn't do a full re-install of your OS, correct? If so; you may need to do a fresh install. More often than not; when you move an old HDD to a new build - the registry and such won't work well with newer components. If that's the case; a fresh install of your OS should work just fine.


    can I do it from the home screen and go to settings or do I actually need to download windows again and boot up the drive?


    If you're using Windows 10; you can do it right from the main screen whilst the Windows 10 install USB/CD/ISO is in your computer. If no; you'll need to redownload Windows and make a new boot disk/USB.
  4. LOZSKULLKID_1 said:
    iS_tech_geek said:
    I'm assuming you didn't do a full re-install of your OS, correct? If so; you may need to do a fresh install. More often than not; when you move an old HDD to a new build - the registry and such won't work well with newer components. If that's the case; a fresh install of your OS should work just fine.


    can I do it from the home screen and go to settings or do I actually need to download windows again and boot up the drive?


    This site can help you if you're using WIndows 10.
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