Swap hard drive

Hello. I have 2 ssd and 1 hd for storage in my computer now. I will upgrade to new CPU and MOBO next week. 1 ssd for OS will be wiped for fresh Windows and driver installation.

My question is can the other 2 drives (mostly games, video, picture and some editing softwares) be used without formatting after fresh OS installed.

Or do I have to back up to external drive everything, then format the 2 drives and copy files back?

Thank you.
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  1. wonnie2610 said:
    Hello. I have 2 ssd and 1 hd for storage in my computer now. I will upgrade to new CPU and MOBO next week. 1 ssd for OS will be wiped for fresh Windows and driver installation.

    My question is can the other 2 drives (mostly games, video, picture and some editing softwares) be used without formatting after fresh OS installed.

    Or do I have to back up to external drive everything, then format the 2 drives and copy files back?

    Thank you.


    The applications on those drives will need to be reinstalled.
    The new OS will know nothing about them.
    Reply to USAFRet
  2. The videos and pictures should be fine.

    But as USAFRet mentioned, games and software may not work correctly without being reinstalled.

    You should have a backup of your data at all times.

    Not just for transferring files.
    Reply to derekullo
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