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Windows 7: Moving my SDD from my HP to my new Asus is causing BSOD

13 Aug 2013   #1
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Moving my SDD from my HP to my new Asus is causing BSOD

I have my full system on a 256 GB SSD in my HP desktop. I bought a new Asus desktop, and I wanted to simply move the SSD into the Asus as the primary drive. As soon as the Windows 7 Logo appears and the dots start moving, BSOD. It is a very quick BSOD that then moves into a reboot so I am not able to see the actual BSOD details. Any ideas?

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14 Aug 2013   #2

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It is usually very difficult to transfer an existing Windows installation from one computer to another,
as the hardware is usually incompatible. Usually you end up with a BSOD at boot!

Also you cannot transfer your Windows license either as it will render it non-genuine and you
will most likely have activation issues if you ever get it to boot.

The easiest way would be to transfer your OS onto a new HDD and use the SSD as a secondary drive.

There is a tutorial on different methods of achieving this:


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