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Windows 7: old computer new installation

18 May 2014   #11

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Thanks for the help guys, I had cut and pasted kind of the same but just wanted to get some additional back up !

"I'm in some new territory here and for sure you want to take these precautions. I would get a working lappy remove it's hdd and install your target drive, then boot to bios and make sure your target hdd is seen and is the second drive after the working optical to boot to and then just take your OS and Install it but when it asks for the drivers use the drivers for the other lappy.....but this is were it could get interesting as you should also check on line and see if your lappy has updated drivers for W7 or even Vista for the bit version you're using. Once W7 installs then remove it and try it in the other lappy placing your loaner lappy's hdd back in it and boots as normal. You should also be able to the same thing with a desktop."

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19 May 2014   #12

windows 8.1 pro

i didn't write yet, we are looking for an old laptop to install windows on the hard disk.
the hard disk connection is with pins, and we didn't find one yet.
hope to let everyone know if it worked.
thanks for the help
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19 May 2014   #13

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

I desktop will work as well....just know.
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