New system, old hdd with malware.

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solidwax

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Hi. I have a new system and I've decided I'm going to stay away from cracked software this time around.
I was a little hesitant but I've installed my old hdd into the new system as a backup drive. It still has the OS installed and a lot of cracked software on it. I plan on formatting the drive but had installed it to make some final backups. Is my new clean OS being compromised having the old hdd installed? Will formatting the drive rid the drive of any malware for good?
I guess I should probably scan my backups as well. What software would be recommended?
 
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