Can I Install OS to Desktop Sata HDD with help of Laptop

August 22, 2017 at 01:19:29
Specs: Windows 8.1
My Desktop is not supporting to install win 10 OS but IF I have connect preinstalled OS HDD with Desktop its successfully working fine and I have not another desktop to install win 10 OS but I have Laptop where win 10 OS support So I am trying to install win 10 OS in my Sata desktop HDD with help of Laptop but hDD not showing in laptop Bios. So how to do the same?

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#1
August 22, 2017 at 04:11:40
"I am trying to install win 10 OS in my Sata desktop HDD with help of Laptop"

You cannot use a laptop to install an OS on to another PC. Your desktop PC BIOS (and Windows Setup) will only detect laptop HDD if the laptop HDD is installed internally in your desktop PC.

"My Desktop is not supporting to install win 10"

Please explain this in more detail. What happens (eg error messages or other problems) when you try to install Windows 10 on your desktop PC?

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#2
August 22, 2017 at 04:24:16
there is no any error comes during installation, only complete black screen comes and nothing hasbeen done ...

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#3
August 22, 2017 at 09:04:20
Is there any operating system? Can it boot up at all? Have you tried booting to a Linux disk? Booting the machine to a bootable disk will prove that the system is in good working order and if you have access to the hard drive. Booting to a bootable disk with Seatools on it will allow you to test your hard drive as well as confirm the system as working. Booting to a disk with Memtest86 on it will prove that the memory is good as well as the system.
How are you accessing Windows 10 installer? Is the DVD, USB or other device set as bootable and in the boot order?
More information on your system (full specs) will allow us to see if it is compatible. This is important.

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#4
August 22, 2017 at 20:51:21
Successfully Installation supported OS is XP, 2003, Ubuntu and linux but not support to install win 7, 8.1, 10, 2008, 2012
but if I attached the pre-installed OS HDD its working fine.

I have checked with both installation option from DVD and USB bootable pendrive,

System Configuration: core 2 due with 2.8 ghz, 4 gb ram with 800 mhz and mother board is mercury PI945Z,
500 GB SATA HDD, DVD Writer, 2.0 USB


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#5
August 22, 2017 at 23:33:27
All I can think of is that your graphics card or on-board graphics chip may be too old to support the installer/setup for Win7 & later, hence the black screen.

You need to install a modern graphics card if that is the reason.

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#6
August 23, 2017 at 16:33:59
You did not answer all of the questions.
Windows 7 should install on that system.
You need to make sure that the media source (DVD, USB, etc.) is set as bootable in BIOS and first in boot order.
Prepare a flash drive with Windows 7 drivers for chipset and other hardware.
Boot to Windows 7 install disk, select Custom/Partiton and delete any existing partitions on the drive (only one hard drive installed at this point). Partition one partition only (NTFS) and install to that partition. If you plan on making other partitions, leave space, they can partitioned later from the remaining space.Proceed with the install. Windows 7 supports installing onto SATA and PATA (IDE) drives, just not PCIe drives (I doubt that your system would support PCIe drives even with BIOS update, an add on card, Windows 7 tweaks, drivers, and a SATA install first followed by a cloning of the drive over to the PCIe drive).

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