Help! Problems after Cloning HDD

January 13, 2009 at 11:11:51
Specs: Windows XP, unknown
In order to get rid of Windows Vista on my new Laptop, I cloned the hard drive from my HP Desktop directly to the Hard Drive of my new Sony Vaio. It worked perfectly, except that now I cannot load the XP drivers from Sony onto my VAIO because it thinks it's an HP. How can I fix?

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January 13, 2009 at 11:58:25
What a mess. Wipe the HDD & do it the right way. Install XP from scratch & hope that there's XP compatible drivers for your Vista hardware.

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January 13, 2009 at 13:35:37
It doesn't think anything.

There should be nothing stopping you from applying drivers. They do have to be XP drivers and not Vista.

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January 13, 2009 at 15:44:32
you missed the OEM part. You can't apply viao drivers to a clone of an HP

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January 13, 2009 at 17:11:39
Besides, if you have XP installed on another machine, legally you can't install it on a second computer. You'd have to buy another license/installation CD.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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