Can I move one hard drive into another PC and have that OS?

April 14, 2015 at 20:40:58
Specs: Windows 7, 4Gigs of ram.
Can I move my old PC hard drive into my new PC and have that OS? Because on my old PC I had windows 7 and on my new one I use it has windows Vista, so I wanted to see if I could move the hard drive into the new PC and have the OS.

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#1
April 14, 2015 at 21:11:33
No, you probably can't do that. We need more information about the 2 computers to be sure.

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#2
April 14, 2015 at 23:40:28
Yeah that's not likely unless they have the same motherboard

So your old computer has windows 7 and the new one has vista? Usually it's the reverse. Why don't you just keep the old one?

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#3
April 22, 2015 at 23:17:09
no, that won't work. system won't boot

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#4
June 24, 2015 at 16:07:26
OEM software is dedicated to the hardware it was installed for. If through steps you can get it to run, MS will eventually find this out through updates and they will attempt to contact you and attempt to make you pay for a new OS, especially now with Windows 7 getting the free Windows 10 free upgrade.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
June 24, 2015 at 23:30:14
Although it wasn't absolutely necessary we sometimes deleted ENUM when moving a drive with 98 on it. I didn't know that worked with XP too. I'm not sure about the windows 7 the OP has though.

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#6
July 1, 2015 at 20:32:23
First, copy it
Second, remove the old hard drive, and put on a new hard disk divided into new partition, install the system, do not put something in the old hard drive to restart, with the CD that comes into the PE system, copy the data on the old hard drive to the new partition,

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