thanks for the feedback....
--> the error is that it wouldn't boot. said system repairs need to be made, then asked if i want to reformat. (after "repairs" it still wouldn't; said give microsoft feedback only)
--> i thought the OS (windows7 ultimate) was actually on the hard drive itself???
--> the best buy guy told me to reinstall the HD on the original machine and upgrade the BIOS to revision 24, then said retry the hard drive on the new machine (w/ rev 24) and see if it boots.
thanks for the encouragement that i shouldn't be far off...any other tips to try???
Originally Posted by InfiniteLoop
what, specifically, is the 'boot error' you are getting.
if you are moving the install from the old to the new, shouldn't the operating systems be the same?
when you say you upgraded your hard drive, how did you get the install from the old hard drive to the new hard drive?
a) os the same? ...i don't know, do they???
b) i just manually put the hard drive from the original laptop into the new laptop. (when i previously upgraded, i installed a new OS on the hard drive after installation)