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Windows 7: Move Dell Windows 7 Hard disk into non-dell hardware

20 Feb 2016   #1
auror1968

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Move Dell Windows 7 Hard disk into non-dell hardware

Hi

My Dell N5050 laptop died and I tried moving the Harddisk into a old HP Deskpro. The disk boots fine but Windows 7 DELL OEM reboots as the windows picture comes up. It then allows me to do a repair but that doesn't help. The repair report doesn't give any clue to the problem.

I am guessing it is some fundamental driver that is Dell specific. Any idea how to sort it ?

The repair will allow me to get to a dos prompt.

Nigel


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20 Feb 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum auror1968.

Their is a excellent chance that the OEM/SLP key, drivers and a lot more are tied to the Laptop and will not work on the Desktop.
Does you Desktop or Laptop have a Windows 7 sticker on it that looks something like this?

Move Dell Windows 7 Hard disk into non-dell hardware-coa-stickers.gif


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20 Feb 2016   #3
auror1968

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi

Yes it has the Windows 7 home prem one on it.
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20 Feb 2016   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What has Home Premium on it?
I need exact answers in order to give guidance.

1. Does your Laptop have the Microsoft Sticker (yes or no)?

2. Does your Desktop have the Microsoft Sticker (yes or no)?

3. Does your Desktop have Windows 7 installed (yes or no) if yes what version?

4. Does your Laptop have Windows 7 installed (yes or no) if yes what version?
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