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i want to intall my old HDD w win 7 os on a new desktop computer
Nov 19, 2013, 5:46 PM
I want to install my old hard drive with a win 7 OS on an newer desktop computer
Nov 19, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
intall hdd win desktop computer
Nov 19, 2013, 5:49 PM
ok, then do that. as long as the connections are the same (ie. sata - sata, ata - ata) you will need to re licince it, so make sure you have the key before you remove it from your old pc.
Nov 19, 2013, 5:56 PM
So plug it in, there isnt anything complicated about adding a new drive to a machine. However do not expect the old install of Windows to work, and if it did, to be valid (read; legal).
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Nov 19, 2013, 6:02 PM
if you have key reinstall clean back up your most valuable pics and such what are you doing usind old hdd for new rig?
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