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Old 08-12-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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I have a computer that will not boot up, so i took the hd out and installed it as a secondary hd in my 2nd computer. How do i go about installing a bootable version of windows onto this secondary hd, so i can connect it to the first computer, thus getting it to boot up.
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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My guess is put in the windows cd and restart your computer and it should say sumtin which do u want to install on and and you choose the hard drive that you want to put back. I think thats right but i may be thinking of something else or be making no sense at all.
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:15 PM   #3
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Put it back in the computer that dosent boot and then power it up and go into bios and set it to boot from CD . Then put your windows CD in the comp and install it
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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Any version of windows 2000 and above gets a bit pissed off if you install it on one machine and shove the drive into another machine afterwards.

I did that on one HDD a few years back, found it again recently, shoved it into another desktop I had lying around and Windows 2000 bluescreens on boot even though it was perfect 2 years ago on the old desktop. Its not a disk fault because the fedora core 3 installed on it also still works 100% perfectly.

if your original PC has a working cd drive and bios then you should be able to just install it in the pc you want to use it in.
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Any version of windows 2000 and above gets a bit pissed off if you install it on one machine and shove the drive into another machine afterwards.

I did that on one HDD a few years back, found it again recently, shoved it into another desktop I had lying around and Windows 2000 bluescreens on boot even though it was perfect 2 years ago on the old desktop. Its not a disk fault because the fedora core 3 installed on it also still works 100% perfectly.

if your original PC has a working cd drive and bios then you should be able to just install it in the pc you want to use it in.
Just do a repair installation if that happens
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