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New Machine w/ Vista 64bit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Djg4Lyfe, Aug 31, 2008.

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  1. Djg4Lyfe

    Djg4Lyfe Thread Starter

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    Hello all,
    My job has me traveling 100% of the time, so I cannot go a day without a laptop. I recently found out that my computer does not like Jameson and Coke as much as I do, so I had to purchase another one asap. I'm working contract work right now on Navy installations, and as more than a few of you here know, that the NEX does not really carry next gen machines. I have the old hard drive out of my old machine and am using a SATA to USB cable to pull all of my information off of it. I than ran into a problem when trying to do some reports. I use a program called Neat Receipts for documention of expenditures and it will not run on Vista 64 bit.

    Long story short, I was wondering if was at all possible to boot from my old laptops hard drive via the cable?

    I was also wondering, I purchased a HP Pavilion DV2940SE because it was the "best" laptop they had there. But I ran a test and found it will not perform in the new up and coming MMO, Warhammer. I was wondering if there was any way to change the graphics card out of this system without causing more problems.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    You can't boot Windows from an external drive. Since 64-bit Windows isn't supported, you'd have to install a 32-bit version of Windows if you need to use this program.

    Very few laptops allow the video cards to be swapped. As far as I know, HP laptops don't support this either.
     
  3. alwrmc

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    Hey! Stop that!! Jameson should be drunk straight, not even with ice! (smile)
     
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