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Bascially i have two old computers that dont boot up by the fans spin in it.

I was wondering if i take out the hard drive and use them as a secondary hard drive, would i be able to get any data off them?

The Pc i would put them in uses Vista and they old pc's had Xp or vista i think.

Or would the drives be reformatted automatically so id lose all the data?
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Bascially i have two old computers that dont boot up by the fans spin in it.

I was wondering if i take out the hard drive and use them as a secondary hard drive, would i be able to get any data off them?

The Pc i would put them in uses Vista and they old pc's had Xp or vista i think.

Or would the drives be reformatted automatically so id lose all the data?
It depends on the age gap between your old and new computer, but if both hard drives use the same connector (normally a SATA cable) then you can literally plug it straight in (you might need to do a tiny bit of tinkering).

It will then show up and you won't need to format it - all the data will still be there.
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Bascially i have two old computers that dont boot up by the fans spin in it.

I was wondering if i take out the hard drive and use them as a secondary hard drive, would i be able to get any data off them?

The Pc i would put them in uses Vista and they old pc's had Xp or vista i think.

Or would the drives be reformatted automatically so id lose all the data?
They should, otherwise try using recuva to recover the files
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It depends on the age gap between your old and new computer, but if both hard drives use the same connector (normally a SATA cable) then you can literally plug it straight in (you might need to do a tiny bit of tinkering).

It will then show up and you won't need to format it - all the data will still be there.
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They should, otherwise try using recuva to recover the files
Ok thanks guys
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Bascially i have two old computers that dont boot up by the fans spin in it.

I was wondering if i take out the hard drive and use them as a secondary hard drive, would i be able to get any data off them?

The Pc i would put them in uses Vista and they old pc's had Xp or vista i think.

Or would the drives be reformatted automatically so id lose all the data?
Should be fine to just plug into the new host machine.
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Should be fine to just plug into the new host machine.
Thanks hopefully it all works, if i can work out how to work the ide/sata cables and if i have enough molex cables xD
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