Originally Posted by iPwn
The HDD itself (can|should be able to) be used in the Acer, but you will have to reinstall Windows from scratch. Windows can detect that it's been moved to another PC and will not run if that has happened.
I say "should be able to" because there are a few smaller laptops/netbooks that have a non-standard HDD (slot) in them. If it fits, it works.
yes I understand I can't copy windows7 from my current PC then expect that cloned HDD to work on another MOBO because the software has a key code associated w/ the MOBO correct?
I want to clone my OS HDD and remove the orginale OS HDD keep it as a spare then use the new cloned HDD for the operating sys.
Originally Posted by strollin
Not only is it possible to make an image of your drive (clone) but everyone should do it for precisely the reason you gave "in case the original breaks". In my experience the question isn't IF a hard drive will fail but WHEN.
If you move an HDD from one computer to another it might work but you're much better off doing a clean install of the OS.
SMART is a monitoring system built-in to modern disk drives that monitors and analyzes data kept internally to attempt to predict iminent failure of the drive. It isn't perfect but it's better than nothing.
I'm confussed moving a HDD from one PC to another is this because this HDD is a OEM from Dell?
The reason I want to clone is because I don't have a window7 restore operating sys CD. and this PC dos'nt have access to the internet.
I do have the key code for my laptop and this PC.
What do you Guy's think about the HDD I link to?