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can I swop harddisk from lenovo r50e to lenovo Z460

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chinchye, May 16, 2010.

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  1. chinchye

    chinchye Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have 2 lonovo laptops, R50e running on windowsXP, and Z460 running on windows7.

    The screen of R50e is spoilt but I have some personal datas inside the harddisk.

    If I take out the harddisk from R50e and put it in Z460, are there any problems, do I need to do some setup after putting in the harddisk from R50e to Z460.

    Thanks
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Yes, you do need to do a repair install.
    On the very first boot with the new disk you should boot from the install CD/DVD and do a repair install.
    This is assuming that you want to be able to use the XP.
    If all you want to do is get at the data then you could use it in an external caddy from Windows 7
     
  3. saikee

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    You will get the operating system locked up if you put one installed MS system into another PC which has a complete different set of hardware, change of hard disk serial number, CPU, memory etc.

    You can either put your personal data onto a jump drive and pass the data by inserting it into another PC. This should cover all your personal need.

    Alternatively you can removed the hard disk, put it onto a external hard disk enclosure and offer it as an external USB hard disk to another PC. This would not make the MS system inside the USB device bootable and so it would not cause any problem if it is connected to another MS system, as long as the two are not from the same license having identical sets of system files.
     
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