Solved sata digital drive to seagate ata serial drive

January 22, 2014 at 21:51:28
Specs: Windows 7
can an sata crucial dijital drive from acer laptop with windows 7 be installed in hp g62 with Seagate serial drive

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January 22, 2014 at 23:10:13
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SATA is Serial ATA so I assume both are the same and the acer drive would fit in the HP. But the windows 7 installation on it woudn't run on the HP since that install is locked to the acer hardware.

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January 23, 2014 at 07:12:44
thanx I put it in and had the windows problem .I thought if windows 7 was installed on both it would work so I will have to get the windows disks as I did not get them with the laptops .thanx again

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January 23, 2014 at 16:49:44
You're welcome. Yeah up through windows 98 you could move a drive from one computer to another and have it work but MS soon realized they could lock the install to a particular computer thus forcing a new install if the drive was swapped.

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