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Old 03-27-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default HDD Swap into different PC

Hey guys, I have a problem here and I'm not sure how to fix. The family computer is old, 10 years to be exact. I have a computer I built a few years back that's a lot faster but had some problems with the OS so just gave up on it. What I want to do is swap the HDD from the old PC into the newer PC, I already made the swap, I thought it would startup relatively easily but I keep getting the "Windows did not start successfully" due to hardware change or something and the options to enter Safe Mode and all of that. What do I do to fix this? Can what I want to do even be done? Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: HDD Swap into different PC

You will have to reinstall the OS. Windows does not allow significant hardware changes (change in chipset) without a reinstall.

I have heard of some luck putting the original OS disc in and hitting R when prompted to repair a current install. Maybe give that a try.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:44 PM   #3
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Ok thanks.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: HDD Swap into different PC

It's actually possible to swap it without a reinstall using either a repair/install disk, or a tool called SysPrep, but both can be difficult. You'd need this for sysprep:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en


This should help:
http://www.windowsreinstall.com/inst...oard/winxp.htm


However, I would recommend a reinstall...a 10 year old install of XP(assuming) has got to have some problems with it.
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