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Windows 7: Using old drive in new computer

06 Jan 2015   #31
Bob Myers

7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I ran that this afternoon before I left, I already knew the key to the 7 that is on that machine.
I guess I'm just beating my head and avoiding the inevitable, drives with windows 7 just cannot be swapped like the older XP and such, or am I missing an explanation that isn't being said?


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06 Jan 2015   #32
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Boy now I'm confused.
You put a $3000.00 CAD program on a $50.00 computer.

Those specs you posted don't work in the real world.

The things I have learned about CAD programs to get them to work like a $3000.00 program should work you will need at lease a Quad Core cpu. High end Video card or two. All the ram you can stick on the motherboard.
No less that 16 gigs.
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06 Jan 2015   #33
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Gregrocker can help you to put the hard drive on a new machine.
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06 Jan 2015   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It's probably an IDE disk, the kind the Romans used.
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06 Jan 2015   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here is just one website that will give a good idea what the minimum requirement are. It also depends on what the CAD program is being used and what kind of work it's going to be used for. A $3000.00 CAD program will probable chew up all the laptop you can install it on.
What ever the CAD Program is being used I would suggest doing a lot of research.
What computer it can run on will probable be a lot different from a computer it will run well on.

http://www.nwtc.edu/academics/degrees/manufacturing/Documents/Software%20Install%20Instructions/Choosing%20a%20Laptop%20or%20PC%20for%20Autocad%20and%20Revit.pdf
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06 Jan 2015   #36
Bob Myers

7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Laybackbear, whether those specs suit you or not it is what ONECNC provided when i ask for them. I could not imagine they are less savvy than you concerning their program
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06 Jan 2015   #37
Bob Myers

7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

thank you for the link for recommended desktop for your students, I will use that as a guide for obtaining a more modern machine.
I have a laptop that does more than adequately meet the req but I would rather muddle along as best I can until cash is in hand in a few weeks to buy what you recommend, I know if I carry the laptop into the shop it'll get killed by falling or having something fall on it
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06 Jan 2015   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Laybackbear, whether those specs suit you or not it is what ONECNC provided when i ask for them. I could not imagine they are less savvy than you concerning their program
Question then - why does your program not run as expected. If the requirements are met, it should run like on rails.
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06 Jan 2015   #39
Bob Myers

7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I would love to know that too. As directed earlier I apparently have a lame video card with no where near the needed power, or power supply going soft when ask to work hard? I had actually rigged a harness to plug into the power supply to monitor the output voltage when it is taxed hard but thought it was a waste of time, at the time. Now I wonder again about that
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06 Jan 2015   #40
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I said was.

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What computer it can run on will probable be a lot different from a computer it will run well on.
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