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Windows 7: Boot from recovered SSD over USB

27 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7
Boot from recovered SSD over USB


I recovered a SSD from a severly damaged laptop running Windows 7. I can mount it on another Windows 10 laptop and view files etc, but it won't boot. I get a BSOD (0x0000007B) and after that recovery repair is suggested but that gives the error: This version of system recovery is not compatible with the windows version you are restoring.

I'm guessing just plugin it in and selecting the SSD over usb in the bios menu is too simple since it's a different laptop? Or should it work? Are their any other tools I can use?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 x64


The damage laptop SSD with Windows 7 cannot be transfer &or start from another computer Windows 10.

But you can retrieve whatever data in the damage laptop SSD by using external USB connection.

Each computer OS is unique and cannot be used on another computer, as referring to HDD &or SSD.

Do understand all these points to take note.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

Two options:
- Install the SSD into a USB case and then plug into any computer (as Eric mentioned).
- Install the SSD into a desktop SATA port.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Boot from recovered SSD over USB

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