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Windows 7: HD swap to new computer

23 Jun 2018   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
HD swap to new computer

How do I install my old hd in a new computer without os installed yet. I have a new copy of Win 7 that I could use if I had to.

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23 Jun 2018   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Hi larwat, welcome to the Forum.

Installing an old HD in a new computer will have many problems & may not work at all. The motherboard on the new computer will require different hardware drivers to be installed.

The correct procedure is to do a fresh Operating System installation. You will also have to reinstall all you other software programs, but you can copy your data files from the old drive & paste them into the new one.

If the copy of your Windows 7 has been used before you may have an activation problem, depending on what classification it actually is, like Retail, OEM System Builder, or OEM-SLP.
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23 Jun 2018   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for replying Ranger4. Will try next week when computer gets here.
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