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Windows 7: Old laptop on last legs, New one on the way, have a question


12 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Old laptop on last legs, New one on the way, have a question

Hey guys/gals, my HP G62-37DX laptop is on its way out. I get a BSOD almost every time I turn it on (Caps Lock blinks once every few secs), even if I only put it to sleep. Takes multiple hard resets and some luck (I'm assuming) to get it to boot up. I tried re-seating RAM but it doesn't do a thing. Anyhow, I have a new Toshiba Satellite on the way, and was doing a bit of research because I DESPISE Windows 8, and it seems that I can downgrade to Windows 7 with a bit of finagling. The Toshiba website has the Drivers for my version of Windows 7 (x64). But my problem is that my HP laptop came with Windows 7 pre-installed (I don't have any install discs or other media), so what i wanted to know is if there is anyway to get my HDD to boot Windows 7 on my new laptop, or am I totally boned? *Sad Face*

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12 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

An OEM license is good for one machine. Even if you could boot from the old drive, the unique identifier wouldn't match the new machine. The NewEgg just had a sale on Windows 7 Pro. You might check to see if it's still good.
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12 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply, I suppose I'll be purchasing myself a copy of Windows 7
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13 Nov 2013   #4
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Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Is that the original HP factory preinstall, the worst possible install of Windows 7 one could have larded with the worst load of bloatware in the industry? If so I'd do what most tech enthusiasts do and get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is a perfect install.

If your install comes close to that one then collect the Blue Screen file to post up for our experts' analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums

Until then you can work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
or if it won't stay booted Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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