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Windows 7: swapping harddrives from pc to laptop.

27 Mar 2016   #1
sharpy68

windows 7 home premium 32bit and 64bit
 
 
swapping harddrives from pc to laptop.

Hi
I Have both a Medion pc and laptop. Installed a new Crucial 250gb ssd in my pc and used acronis image to copy old hard drive. Pc is now terminal and new one been ordered. can I istall the new ssd into my laptop. My pc is 32bit but my laptop is 64bit. both run windows 7 home premium.


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27 Mar 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Of course you can install the SSD in the laptop. But you have to transfer the laptop OS to the SSD. See here:

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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27 Mar 2016   #3
sharpy68

windows 7 home premium 32bit and 64bit
 
 

sorry didn't explain myself very well. My laptop recently had a clean install to my hdd. all my files, software etc is on the ssd in my tower. I dot want to loose all this. The ssd is a full clone of the pc os. will this not just plug and play on my laptop. my knowledge of 32bit and 64 bit is zero.
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27 Mar 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think a disk with an alien (from another system) operating system will do well.
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27 Mar 2016   #5
sharpy68

windows 7 home premium 32bit and 64bit
 
 

ok thanks
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27 Mar 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why don`t you clone from the drive in the laptop to the new ssd ?

Not enough connections ?
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