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Solved Putting disk with Windows 7 in a new computer

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by aloracalorac, Aug 29, 2019.

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  1. aloracalorac

    aloracalorac Thread Starter

    Aug 29, 2019
    I have an old computer with a new SSD drive containing my files and windows 7. If my computer dies, what difficulties will I have if I buy a new computer and install my drive in the new computer? Will Windows 7 still work if I replace the drive in the new computer with my SSD drive containing Windows 7 and my files? My goal is to get up and running as soon as possible. Eventually, I would use Windows 10 on the new computer and would have to reinstall my programs.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Depends on how you install it and what you try to do with it. If you install it as a secondary drive and try to access your files you should have little or no difficulty.

    You may be able to boot Windows 7 if the new machine's devices (including motherboard) are very close to those of the old computer. If the new computer has been sitting in some warehouse for the last eight or so years I'd give this about a one percent chance of success. For a truly new computer maybe a 0.01 percent chance.

    I don't know your knowledge or abilities, but based on your above questions I suggest that your new computer purchase should include a pre-installed operating system.
  3. texasbullet


    Jun 11, 2014
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    Your new or refurbished computer should come already with Windows 7 installed (if specified). Now computers come with Windows 10 installed since Windows 7 is about to expire in a few months from now. You will need to install all updates once you turn on your computer for the first time. Save your old SSD so you can get your documents from there if necessary.
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