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Old 07-21-2015, 02:33 PM   #1
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so recently my Asus computer (n55ojv-db72t) cover, screen, and other parts broke, and i dont want to pay for the parts when it could be cheaper to get a new computer. But the problem with this, is that i wanted to keep the stuff on my old laptop, like the drive, software, hardware, and other computer systems. So can i buy another Asus computer at a cheap price, and transfer the stuff i wanted to keep.
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You could certainly transfer the hard drive but the software is usually not transferable.
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You could certainly transfer the hard drive but the software is usually not transferable.
just the hard drive? could this help the software http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-CB-ISAT...P6HTV433679CCQ
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You could certainly transfer the hard drive but the software is usually not transferable.
what about the processors/chipset, cpu, the core
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just the hard drive? could this help the software http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-CB-ISAT...P6HTV433679CCQ
You can use that to transfer files back and forth, but all of your windows settings will need to be re-done and any installed programs will still need to re-installed. That tools is best for getting things like pictures, music and other documents.

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what about the processors/chipset, cpu, the core
Can you? Maybe. It all depends on the new system and if the motherboard is the same socket and the new chipset & BIOS support old CPU. There's a good chance it wont. Also, being a laptop, you probably wouldn't be able to just pull out the old motherboard with CPU and stuff still on it - it likely won't fit in the new case. All the connection locations and types (like ribbon vs plug) change and the cooling design is too different.
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What if I just got the sane brand of my pc
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Brand is irrelevant, even the same model changes year after year to reflect new technologies or to fix issues (like heat management).

Just as an example, when I was working at my college's help desk our school issued 2 different HP model 8520 laptops (2 years apart), the motherboard from the old unit did not line up with the new one so the fans would have been pulling air in from, and pushing it back out into blocked off plastic and would have caused an over-heating. Also, the strip that the power, volume and other "extra" buttons were on went from having a plug-type connection to a ribbon type that you'd normally see with with keyboards.
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Brand is irrelevant, even the same model changes year after year to reflect new technologies or to fix issues (like heat management).

Just as an example, when I was working at my college's help desk our school issued 2 different HP model 8520 laptops (2 years apart), the motherboard from the old unit did not line up with the new one so the fans would have been pulling air in from, and pushing it back out into blocked off plastic and would have caused an over-heating. Also, the strip that the power, volume and other "extra" buttons were on went from having a plug-type connection to a ribbon type that you'd normally see with with keyboards.
what was that last part?
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Which part of that did you not understand so I can explain better?
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Transferring hardware all depends on the compatibility of the new motherboard.

For us to help you better, we need to know the new system's motherboard.

Software and files are another issue with different levels of transferring possibilities, but that's another story since you're asking about hardware only.
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You can certainly use the memory but the issue with latops is they only have 2 slots so you wind up discarding what was in the new one and it may make no difference. Cpu is a bit tougher as some have stamped processors which are not removable like the "Atom" cpu.
Software has aps like "Laplink" which is not only pricey, it can only be used for one such transfer. Many have used it but one thing I normally see is there is always something maybe even one program that does not go right. But it can be done.

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Oh and the hard drive you can certainly use again but as for not reinstalling Windows on it well that seldom goes well. I would format it and use it in a usb external drive case though any day of the week which would be almost required these days for backup!
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The Hard Drive may be transferable (provided the interface is the same, it's probably SATA by now anyway so it should be okay), the RAM may be transferable (if it's the same type, for example, if you have a DDR3 slot, only DDR3 will go into it).
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