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Transfering HDD between computers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 0235, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. 0235

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    well, after a quick google search and nothing here is my question
    If i were to take my primary HDD fro mone computer, and put it in another computer (running the sam OS, but different hardware) would it be possible and relatively pain free? (im not to worried about a bit of BIOS tinkering)
     
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    As a secondary drive or to replace the main boot drive? If as a secondary drive then its no problem at all, just plug it in and you should be able to access it through My Computer. If you want it as the main drive then that will be a problem; Windows does not always boot when the motherboard is switched and the Windows license belongs to the other computer. Even if it boots its not the cleanest way; you'll still have all the drivers and configuration from the old system and will need to install the drivers for the new system and it may not run as well as a clean install.
     
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    awesome. thanks for the responses.
    thats a bit of a shame, but seeming as i do have a second HDD, i think it would be pretty easy to transfer everything over (even though it may take a week of working like it did last time i tried somthing like this)
     
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