Import installed Windows 7 HDD into a NEW PC

August 2, 2010 at 07:39:36
Specs: Windows 7/XP, Quad Core Intel
For the last 3 years I have had Quad core PC and I recently Installed Windows 7 on it.. Have been using Win 7 for the last 3 months and have most of my software that I use installed and all is updated etc.

I am thinking now of purchasing a new PC with the i7 chip set etc.

Is there any way that I can use the current hard drive which is all up to date in this new system without having to do a fresh install?

Is it possible to just remove the hard drive and insert it in the new computer and get going ASAP.

Thanks in advance fo any replies.

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August 2, 2010 at 07:46:39
cool.. just remove the hard drive and put in your new pc, make it master, and off you are back to normal.. it worked for me many times, as long as the hard wares dont need much different drivers which in case of any problems you can just install afterward.. hope it works for you too

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August 2, 2010 at 08:32:47
Hey..Thanks for the reply..

That sounds too easy.. I have been told that if you have a new PC with a new Motherboard and CPU etc, that if you do this, the Blue Screen comes and wont let u get any further cause, it recognises new hardware.

Has anyone heard of this is it this simple?.


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August 2, 2010 at 09:05:27
What you have been told is true. This is because Windows activation uses hardware hash components values that will not match the new hardware. The values are permanently stored on the hard drive and are completely encrypted You will need to do a repair reinstal of Windows 7. As for Post 1, I don't know where ladit obtained his information.


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August 2, 2010 at 09:05:54
it may be that you need to run a repair on the system once its installed in the new machine, but that should always work.

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but cant help myself....

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