switching motherboards and drives

Feb 22, 2018
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My old computer had alot of damage but worked fine I want to switch the motherboards and hard drives from one computer to another, will it work?
 

kanewolf

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If you are switching to a different model motherboard, then your Windows install will probably have to be redone. Anytime a motherboard change happens, a fresh Windows install is recommended. Your current drive might boot or it might not. No way to predict.
 
Feb 22, 2018
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USAFRet

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3 possible outcomes:

1. It just boots up and works just fine
2. It fails completely
3. It eventually boots up, but you have lingering issues.

I've seen all 3.

Prepare for a clean OS install. Often required, always recommended.

What OS is this?
Desktop or laptop?
 

USAFRet

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Please describe, in detail, exactly what you're doing.

Just changing to a new case is not an issue.
 
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Feb 22, 2018
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My case has broken hinges on it and it works fine. I got a better one off ebay same as mine. I want to take all the internal parts and put them in the better case. So all I'm doing is installing everything from one to another.
 

USAFRet

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As long as this is not a proprietary Dell or HP/Compaq, should be no problem.
 
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