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Windows 7: BSOD error can i just put in a hard drive that has xp ?

12 Nov 2011   #1
adamsdavidl

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
BSOD error can i just put in a hard drive that has xp ?

i am getting BSOD with error process initialization error even with my factory asus windows 7 disc. With no disc i get error of missing boot mgr. Can i just put in a hard drive out of an old pc that has xp???


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12 Nov 2011   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If you swap in a drive with a pre-installed OS from a PC "with different hardware" the drivers etc will not match and you will likely get lots of error messages, if not a BSOD or failed boot. You need to fix the problem and or re-install the operating system.
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12 Nov 2011   #3
adamsdavidl

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
thanks

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