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Windows 7: moving laptop hard drive to another laptop


18 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
moving laptop hard drive to another laptop

I have two Asus laptops. Laptop A has a 256 gig hard drive. Laptop B has a 512 gig drive. Both are sata drives. What I want to do is move the hard drive from Laptop B to Laptop A. I want to either do a repair install or just reinstall the Win 7 with a custom install so I don't lost any data.

Laptop A is overheating . Fan not working.

What's the best thing to do? Suggestions?

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18 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I couldn't do a repair install. I ended up doing a custom install. Took over 8 hours to run all the updates. WOW
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18 Dec 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Get a Windows 7 with SP1 installer to save a lot of time. Just google the official ISO at Digital River.

Also in the future to move a HD to new hardware SysPrep it first: SysPrep to move HD to another computer
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19 Dec 2011   #4

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19 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

All great suggestions. Thanks all.
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