Booting Windows 7 HDD on Modern Hardware


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    Windows 7 Professional x64
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    Booting Windows 7 HDD on Modern Hardware


    The hard drives from my old PC no longer boot Windows 7 when installed in my new PC. They all freeze at the Windows logo when attempting to boot. The same thing happens with my Windows 7 Professional installation disc (x64).
    How do I boot these hard drives using my new hardware?

    Hardware:
    Intel Core i7-12700K - Core i7 12th Gen Alder Lake 12-Core (8P+4E) 3.6 GHz LGA 1700 125W Intel UHD Graphics 770
    MSI MPG Z690 EDGE WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Intel Motherboard
    CORSAIR - Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 16GB (2PK X 8GB) 3200MHz DDR4 C16 DIMM
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    win 8 32 bit
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    Welcome to the forum chances are they dont have sata drivers and uefi support
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
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    samuria said:
    Welcome to the forum chances are they dont have sata drivers and uefi support
    Thanks! Well I have sata HDDs that work with both PCs, so that must mean there are sata drivers, correct? Ubuntu works fine on my new PC and I have an HDD with Windows 10 that also boots from it.
    As for UEFI support, are you referring to my motherboard or Windows 7? From the looks of the BIOS screen, or whatever it's called, my motherboard supports UEFI.
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    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
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    rwithacause said:
    The hard drives from my old PC no longer boot Windows 7 when installed in my new PC. They all freeze at the Windows logo when attempting to boot. The same thing happens with my Windows 7 Professional installation disc (x64).
    You removed the HDD containing Windows 7 Professional 64-bit from your old PC and installed it in your new PC?

    You didn't describe the hardware in your old PC, but I'm guessing the BIOS was set in legacy mode.
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