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Solved XP HDD, WIN 7 HDD, WIN 10 HDD, on a new build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yeroled, Aug 1, 2018.

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  1. yeroled

    yeroled Thread Starter

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    So not sure if this is a software or Hardware question;

    Built a new gaming pc with no Hard drive as of yet.
    I tried a working XP hdd from another pc in it thinking it should work. trys to go into windows but then shuts down to window saying start normal or try to repair with same results with both choices.
    I tried a working windows 7 HDD and it did the same as the XP HDD.

    Then took my 2.5 SDD out of my sony vaio w/ windows 10 and put in in my new build and it booted up perfect.

    Am i missing something? Shouldn't it have booted up with either HDD XP or win7 as long as the Windows was working well in those other other PC's. or was it that the SDD that made all the difference? or was it all new pc's only recognize windows 10 now? Oh they were all sata's.

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    The problem with XP and 7 was probably the drivers were not correct for the new PC.
    Windows 10 has many more drivers built-in and that's why it worked. The fact it's on an SSD is irrelevant.
    However I think that 10 on the new PC will not activate unless you buy a new license key for it.
     
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    It doesn't work like that for reasons stated by managed. Wrong drivers, wrong chipset, wrong BIOS. Yep...you got lucky with windows 10 working.

    When you build a system and install a HDD/SSD you have to do a clean install of a OS.
     
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    Neil:

    You cannot install a HDD/SSD containing a Windows operating system from another computer into your newly-built gaming computer and expect it to boot up and work.
    That's why you had the boot up issue that you did with your Windows XP and Windows 7 HDD's.
    I'm also surprised that issue didn't occur with your Windows 10 SSD.

    And as already stated, you're going to have an activation issue.

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  5. lynx1021

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    Since you took your 2.5 SDD out of your sony vaio w/ windows 10 and ran it with a different motherboard it may not work right when you put it back. Like managed said each motherboard hard drive windows installation has its own set of special drivers for that motherboard.
     
  6. yeroled

    yeroled Thread Starter

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    ok thxs guys
     
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    You're welcome. (y)

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