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October 5, 2013 3:45:58 AM

I recently put together a desktop, and installed windows 7 onto the new hard drive that I bought for the desktop. I had some files i wanted to transfer over to this desktop from my old dead laptop. Therefore, I hooked up the old laptop harddrive, which still had windows 7 from when the laptop died.

I was wondering if the old OS might conflict/damage with the harddrive (with windows 7) already on the desktop. Should i erase the OS files and such from the old laptop harddrive? Because I've been experiencing a lot of BSODs on my desktop.
a c 260 D Laptop
a c 755 G Storage
October 5, 2013 3:50:36 AM

Simple test - does it BSOD without the laptop drive being installed?
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October 5, 2013 11:39:55 AM

u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
FirstDesktop said:
I recently put together a desktop, and installed windows 7 onto the new hard drive that I bought for the desktop. I had some files i wanted to transfer over to this desktop from my old dead laptop. Therefore, I hooked up the old laptop harddrive, which still had windows 7 from when the laptop died.

I was wondering if the old OS might conflict/damage with the harddrive (with windows 7) already on the desktop. Should i erase the OS files and such from the old laptop harddrive? Because I've been experiencing a lot of BSODs on my desktop.


The system files on the laptop drive should not affect the desktop at all since they were installed while the drive was in the laptop. If Windows was installed onto the laptop drive while in the desktop then it might cause a conflict. It sounds as though this laptop drive may be failing.

What exactly was wrong with your laptop? Did it turn on and display anything?


I am actually not sure, i actually took it into a shop also and they were unable to fix it. They originally said none of the parts seem to be broken so it may be the motherboard (of the laptop) and were gonna replace that. However, they said they brought in two replacements and the laptop still would not turn on, hence I decided to go with a desktop.

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October 5, 2013 11:54:42 AM

USAFRet said:
Simple test - does it BSOD without the laptop drive being installed?


So my bsod's occur about 10-15 minutes into play either league of legends or guild wars 2. Originally, when I had freshly installed windows, updated (including drivers) guild wars2 ran much longer than 10-15 minutes. I was not able to witness a bsod during this time.

So I powered down my computer, then plugged in the old laptop harddrive to transfer files over. Then during this time decided to play a game of league, when a Bsod occurred few minutes into the game. So since this kept happening even with guild wards 2, I decided take out the laptop harddrive (powering down and all that), restore to the same point when guild wars 2 worked for much longer, But noww guild wars 2 will crash 10-15 minutes in just like when i had the laptop harddrive plugged in.
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October 5, 2013 11:54:46 AM

USAFRet said:
Simple test - does it BSOD without the laptop drive being installed?


So my bsod's occur about 10-15 minutes into play either league of legends or guild wars 2. Originally, when I had freshly installed windows, updated (including drivers) guild wars2 ran much longer than 10-15 minutes. I was not able to witness a bsod during this time.

So I powered down my computer, then plugged in the old laptop harddrive to transfer files over. Then during this time decided to play a game of league, when a Bsod occurred few minutes into the game. So since this kept happening even with guild wards 2, I decided take out the laptop harddrive (powering down and all that), restore to the same point when guild wars 2 worked for much longer, But noww guild wars 2 will crash 10-15 minutes in just like when i had the laptop harddrive plugged in.
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