Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: HDD needs replacing

15 Aug 2015   #1
Paul Mason

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
HDD needs replacing

Hi, I have a HP Pavillion dm3 with a broken hard drive, the laptop is in otherwise great condition, I have just purchased an identical laptop that had been upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, however the carcass of the laptop is in poor condition, my question is, can I take the HDD out of this laptop and put it straight into my laptop that has the bad HDD, even tho it worked on windows 7?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'm not sure why you would want too ?
10 is an oem product it is tied to the machine that was upgraded so even though the manually switching is easy to do you will run into issues eventually with activation.

With your basic thought to replace the hdd is valid just use a new hdd instead of the new machines hdd they are cheap.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2015   #3
Paul Mason

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice, but if I was to put in a new HDD with no OS, how would the laptop boot up, the windows back up was partitioned into the failed HDD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 HDD needs replacing




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Replacing HD
My Seagate HD recently failed a confidence test (that was new to me). I was able to recover from my external back-up and although the drive seems fine I want to replace it. I have a 1TB WD drive to add and it has a 64M cache vice the Seagate's 32M cache. Once I've installed it and cloned my current...
Hardware & Devices
win xp pro replacing win 7
hello, forum users, have new dell inspiron 14r, 64-bit, win 7 home premium, with l® Core™ i3-380M processor (2.53GHz); 4gb memory, 500gb hard drive i would like to install win xp pro and delete win 7. i have a dell reinstallation disk for win xp pro, w/service pack 2 . i also have win 7...
Installation & Setup
Replacing a HDD with 2
Hi. I am running W7 Ultimate and my present HDD is a 500Gb disc. I would like to replace this disc with two new 1Tb discs so that I can mirror them (RAID 1). How do I do this and still retain all my present data from the old disc? Thanks. Mike.
Hardware & Devices
Replacing A Fan
I need to replace the exhaust fan in my HAF922 case, because it has become noisy. Shopping eBay, it would be far cheaper to use this Antec fan instead: Antec Big Boy 200mm TriCool Case Fan - eBay (item 190467077844 end time Dec-10-10 18:29:46 PST) I couldn't care less that it has no LED, but...
Hardware & Devices
Replacing W7 RC with W7 Pro...
I've been running the Release Candidate on my computer for a while but now have a legit version of W7 Pro available to me through school. Can I simply launch the setup of the new version or do I need to format my drive to get rid of the RC and start from scratch? Thanks.
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:36.
Twitter Facebook Google+