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: Swap HDD on exact same model laptop?

18 Nov 2018   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can use either of the tools I linked to in my previous post.

You might as well back up - just in case.

Otherwise, ( if there is a valid slic and it isn't activated for some reason) you can just insert the xml cert and product key.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Nov 2018   #12
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

UPDATE:

I backed up the SLP, OEM Product Keys etc and transferred the HDD over. I just had to make a few little tweaks and all is well.
Thanks SIW2 & samuria for the advice and help, it is very much appreciated
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Swap HDD on exact same model laptop?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How do I know what exact drivers I need for a laptop?
I am on the manufactures website and there is more than one driver for different things. Obviously I need the correct one, so how do I know what the vendor the driver came from? For an example, there is a "ELANTECH" Touchpad driver and then there is a "Synaptics" Touchpad driver.
Drivers
laptop swap i3 for i5
ok so my laptop is running sweet for all day to day tasks and dj'ing now, i had some issues listed in another thread, however i am also learning to produce music too and my i3 starts to struggle when i run ableton live with a lot of tracks and effects. i have read that it MAY be possible to switch...
Hardware & Devices
Replacing motherboard in laptop, does it have to be exact model #?
I have a burnt up motherboard in my laptop. My question is do I have to match the exact model to the one that is in there already inside? Or can I get one alittle cheaper? The one that is inside is around $200, and I was hoping to spend a bit less. Me and hubby can replace and change out...
Hardware & Devices
Help required for replacing motherboard with same exact model.
I apologize for my inexperience on the matter and this question may seem somewhat unorthodox. My liquid cooling system dripped on my video card and motherboard, killing both instantly. Naturally I seek to replace them with the same exact models. What my inquiries are as follows: Are there any...
Windows Updates & Activation
Replace motherboard with exact same model BUT change processor?
What if I replace the motherboard with the exact same model BUT change processors? Will I have any issues? Was in the process of updating the bios. Not sure what I did wrong but it's dead. Have to send it back to super micro. I ordered an identical motherboard. But was updating the bios so I...
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 18:54.
Twitter Facebook