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Old 09-25-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default OS Transfer

I am the first to tell you that I know very little about software, namely operating systems. I do know a fair bit about hardware though but there is one thing i cannot figure out. Here is the question: is it possible, and if so how would you do it, to transfer the operating system files, ie all the files that make windows work, to a new hard drive. I am looking at building a new computer and i have a laptop that is currently not in use, what i want to do is move the windows operating system over to a new drive, is that at all possible? thanks in advance for the help

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Old 09-25-2011, 03:53 PM   #2
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You can't really transfer it from one computer to another because there would be so many hardware changes.

What I do when I go from one PC to another is install the OS on the new PC, then I plug in my old harddrive and transfer everything over to the new PC. Programs will have to be reinstalled.
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