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Windows 7: How to access Win 7 hd in Win 8.1

19 Dec 2013   #1
hap7

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How to access Win 7 hd in Win 8.1

I have a hard drive in an external case that came out of a Win 7 laptop. It's a HP G62 with AMD processor. I just gotta new laptop with Win 8 (actually 8.1) on it now. How can I make it boot up just like it did in the Win 7 laptop? What info do u need to help u help me? Thank you SO much.


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19 Dec 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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So you have two laptops. One with win7 and one with win8... correct?

Why are you telling "I have a hard drive in an external case"? What is the purpose of telling that?

"How can I make it boot up just like it did in the Win 7 laptop?" =>You just want an exact clone?
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19 Dec 2013   #3
hap7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
reply to Kaktussoft's reply to my question

Yes, I guess I want an exact clone if that's whatcha call it

The reason I told u I had it in an external case is just to be clear FYI.

Thanks
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19 Dec 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hap7 View Post
Yes, I guess I want an exact clone if that's whatcha call it

The reason I told u I had it in an external case is just to be clear FYI.

Thanks
You can't boot win7 from external disk!
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19 Dec 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

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19 Dec 2013   #6
hap7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
reply to Kaktussoft's reply to my question

And yes. I have 2 laptops..one with Win 7 & one with Win 8
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19 Dec 2013   #7
hap7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Log out?

How do I log out of here?
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19 Dec 2013   #8
hap7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
reply to Kaktussoft's reply to my question

What if I change the boot order in the bios? Can I boot pc from the external disc then?
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19 Dec 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

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How do I log out of here?
somewhere at the bottom.

http://www.sevenforums.com/login.php?do=logout
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19 Dec 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hap7 View Post
What if I change the boot order in the bios? Can I boot pc from the external disc then?
No... you can't boot win7 from usb.

So you can boot from usb stick/drive.... but not win7.
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