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If I move my hard drive to a different laptop will it move everything I need?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nangar, Jul 5, 2005.

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  1. nangar

    nangar Thread Starter

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    I dropped my laptop and the screen broke (at least that is the obvious damage). I was quoted about $800 to repair and replace it.

    I don't want to buy a new different one right now for several reasons. Is it possible to just buy an identical used computer and switch hard drives (assuming the used one is in working order)?

    I have a Gateway Solo 5300 with Win98SE, Office XP, and several other registered programs.

    Thanks
     
  2. CouchMaster

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    Yeah, that will probably work! You might have to DL a driver or two but Win98 moves pretty good from computer to computer...
     
  3. nangar

    nangar Thread Starter

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    I guess I'll go shopping now.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    If you don't want to buy a different laptop, you'll have to look on eBay or maybe a local used computer store to find a laptop like the one you have.
     
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