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I have  a pavilion, serial number [Personal Information Removed], that has been upgraded from XP to Vista, to Windows 7. It is getting old and sluggist. I am considering replacing it with a new windows 10 computer. My question is: can I remove my hard drive (C) from the old computer and install it as drive (D) in a new HP computer? Will it fit? Will it be recognized and run correctly? I have lots of files, information, programs, contacts, etc. on this old drive. Most of which I have downloaded from the internet and no longer have their product number or information. I am hopeful this will allow me to continue to work and slowly transfer my programs and files from the D' drive to the C' drive as needed. Is this possible? Will the drive fit and will it work?

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Hi there @Don84,

Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel.

 

I understand you are looking for information on transferring your older hard drive to a newer computer, and its compatibility. I am happy to help with this.

 

From the HP Pavilion a6750f Desktop PC Product Specifications, your hard drive has the following parameters:

 

 

  • Interface: SATA
  • Transfer rating: 3.0 GB/sec

as well as being a standard 3.5" size profile.

 

With that in mind, you would need to find a system with the same type of interface, and an available bay for the hard drive. But you do have other options as well. You could always get yourself an external hard drive enclosure that supports the SATA drive interface, and install the drive in that. Then your drive could be connected externally to your new computer or any other computer you wish to. These commonly are going to have a USB 2 or 3.0 connection from the bay to the computer.

 

I hope this helps.

 

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