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Hi all,

I'm building a new system - going from my AMD 1500+ to an Intel Q9400 and I'm purchasing all new equipment except my hard drives. They were upgraded about 12 months ago and provide 500GB of storage. My question is will I be able to move them from the old system to the new one without having to do a completely new install or is that a pipedream?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello pk13 and welcome to G2G!

When moving hard drives to a completely different system it's always better to do a full reinstall of Windows.
If you don't you can get driver issues, power management issues etc etc.
I remember the last time I upgraded my motherboard and processor, it wouldn't allow me to use any sort of power management. It wouldn't even shut down automatically, I had to hit the power button on the safe to turn off screen.
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