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Old 05-28-2008, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad works from home, and currently has a ds3r and q6600. He wants a backup computer that he can just put his hard drive from his main computer in to his backup and immediatly continue to work if his quad fails (he's been through a few ****** p4 boards and wants reliability).

If he gets a ds3l as a backup, could he take the harddrive out of the main(ds3r) and put it in a (ds3l) computer, could he boot the os to it since its almost the same board? or would he need the exact same board.

Also, if the ds3l backup had a dual instead of a quadcore, would that also mess up booting windows on the ds3l after the os was installed on a quad?

thanks in advance

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It would be best if the other machine would be identical as far as hardware. Windows has a fit when it thinks you are changing hardware and may want you to re-activate windows, reinstall, or other glitchy stuff. It's Microsoft's form of security so you can't just take your hard drive over to any other PC you want and boot to it.

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