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  1. dadyassa

    dadyassa Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, just joined and after a bit of your skilled advice.
    I have an Acer aspire 5738ZG with a blob (pixels blacking out) on the screen that is getting worse, I also have an Acer 5535 with a good screen although it won`t fit the 5738ZG, hard drive is smaller and for some reason can`t load windows on it.
    Is it possible to change hard drives or will Windows 7 that is on it reject it on the 5535.
    Thanks for your help. john
     
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    If you remove the hard drive containing Windows 7 from the 5738ZG and install it in the 5535, it most likely will not boot and run.

    You will need to reinstall Windows 7 after installing the hard drive in the 5535.

    Note: The Acer support site provides Windows 7 drivers for the 5738ZG, but not for the 5535.

    It's my guess the 5535 came with Windows XP or Windows Vista.

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  3. dadyassa

    dadyassa Thread Starter

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    Thanks Frank, I thought that would be the case, it came with Vista as you say. Maybe time to get a new one as they are both getting on. :)
     
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    You're welcome. :)

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