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Windows 7: Installation help

17 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x 64bit
 
 
Installation help

Hi Is there any way i can install Windows 7 OS on a seperate hdd from my laptop and fit it to boot up on another pc ??

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17 Sep 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You should have no problems at all but you will need all drivers and software for the mobo handy to load either from the lappy or the new rig.

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17 Sep 2013   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Please Help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrewm1
Ok i have just found out that the cd drive is stuffed she has just told me that it does not play cd's since my daughter dropped the laptop a while ago .
May be move then the DVD not working.
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17 Sep 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well if you have the license product key then use this download and then put in the key ! Look to installing to a usb thumb drive it's a bit more process but sounds like your only option?


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18 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You can use USB hard drive to install from another pc.
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18 Sep 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Your question is not clear. Are you asking if you can move the HD from one PC to another for the purpose of installing Windows 7?

If so then it most likely will not start when returned to the target PC due to hardware changes. You can try and if it doesnt, move it back to install PC to SysPrep to move HD to another computer or use this method to Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap - Windows 7 Help Forums.
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18 Sep 2013   #7

windows 7 ultimate x 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys it's all fixed up now ,
The laptop couldn't see the original 120Gig HDD for some unknown reason (i tested it with HD Tune Pro) and it came out fine.
Anyway i have installed a spare 250 Gig HDD i had lying around now it's running fine

Once again thanks to those that tried to help
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18 Sep 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Glad you got it to see the hard drive !
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