Quote: Originally Posted by MartinMeh
...The problem I am having is when I try booting up into Windows 7 from my old HDD. I am getting an error that will not boot into Windows as new hardware has been connected.
I have tried running the drivers
directly from the disc and once I have installed those I then tried starting the computer again. Again I received the message about it may not be starting due to new hardware.
There is an alternative -- if you want to consider it (I did this and KNOW it works) ...
Macrium Reflect offers a Pro version of their app which has an option to allow you to "migrate" an existing Windows 7 install to another PC. What happens is, you burn a boot CD from their product, boot from that in your PC with the old HDD connected, and choose the option to install to different hardware.
It will then prompt for the drivers for the new PC. At that point, you stick in the driver
CD that came with the new CD, and the MR tool will search for the new drivers needed for the new PC and replace the old drivers with the new drivers.
When done, you remove the CD, reboot the PC -- and you're ready to go.
This is a good choice when you can't get to a desktop due to driver incompatibility.
If you can get to a desktop, instead of going to all that trouble, I would just insert the driver CD and have it install ALL the drivers automatically (there is usually an option to do that). That will give you a set of drivers that are KNOWN to work with the new PC. After that, you should go the manufacturer's site to look for driver updates.