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Swaping Hard Drives between Computers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mr. Magoo, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo Thread Starter

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    Hey,
    I have two exact model laptops from Dell. One is newer and faster than the other. I want to swap HD's between the two. Are there any issues with doing that? One drive is larger then the other and different manufacturer but both run XP Media Ed OS. Will both boot up normally with the other drive?
    Any feedback would be great.
    Regards,
    Mr. Magoo
     
  2. norton850

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    If they are exactly the same then it should work. But if one is "newer and faster" then how are they exactly the same?
     
  3. Mr. Magoo

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    Hey,
    Thanks for the reply. They are both the same Model only. ( Inspirion 6000's) The spec's are a little different Faster processor, Dvd Rw drive, Nicer screen and larger drive and probably different MB's. I want put the drive from my older ( 1 year older) 6000 into the newer faster 6000 and swap the other HD into my older 6000. One is a 2005 and the other a 2006 XP Media Ed
    Will it work???
    Mr. Magoo
     
  4. Striker840

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    It will either fire right off or it wont. Since they are the same model its possible, but, if they have different chipsets then they more than likely wont. You might have to do a repair install if you have the OS cd.
     
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