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RyJaMu 11-25-2014 04:26 AM

moving hardrive
 
Hi, i was wondering can i install windows 7 onto my hardrive on my optiplex 320 and then move the hardrive onto my gaming computer at home optiplex 755?

PP Mguire 11-25-2014 05:43 AM

Re: moving hardrive
 
You'll probably wind up with a blue screen.

RyJaMu 11-25-2014 08:10 AM

Re: moving hardrive
 
hm ok thanks for your help :)

carnageX 11-25-2014 09:03 AM

Re: moving hardrive
 
You can certainly try it - you have a 50/50 shot of it working. I've really only ever seen it work on Win7 Pro installs tho - Home Premium never worked, and not even Enterprise would really work. Haven't tried with Ultimate.

There's also the option of Sysprep, which should allow you to swap the drive into the other set of hardware.
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums

PP Mguire 11-25-2014 11:45 AM

Re: moving hardrive
 
Ultimate only ever worked for me on AMD setups because each setup was so similar.

carnageX 11-25-2014 01:21 PM

Re: moving hardrive
 
I had transferred a Pro copy over across different Intel architectures, all in laptops.

Pentium T2370 -> C2D T7500 -> i7 740qm

PP Mguire 11-25-2014 04:04 PM

Re: moving hardrive
 
I only use Ultimate on my machines. Like a boss.

carnageX 11-25-2014 04:17 PM

Re: moving hardrive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PP Mguire (Post 2123388)
I only use Ultimate on my machines. Like a boss.

My copy of Ultimate is on my desktop that I never use :lol:.

Pro I got for free from my school's DreamSpark. Same with Win8..and hopefully my account stays valid for Win10's release lol.

steve10765 11-25-2014 05:22 PM

Re: moving hardrive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PP Mguire (Post 2123360)
Ultimate only ever worked for me on AMD setups because each setup was so similar.

Worked from my AMD phenom x4 965 to fx 8320, with a completely new build(besides PSU)

Wow, I didn't even know I should've been concerned when I changed my setup

PP Mguire 11-25-2014 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve10765 (Post 2123398)

Worked from my AMD phenom x4 965 to fx 8320, with a completely new build(besides PSU)

Wow, I didn't even know I should've been concerned when I changed my setup

Yea but what version?

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