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Use configured HDD on another computer

Last response: in Windows 7
December 22, 2013 10:03:22 AM

Can I boot W7 from a HDD that I have had mounted on another computer, on another PC ? I went home during the holidays and I couldn't take my whole computer with me, so I just took the HDD with the hope that I could mount it on another PC and use it like before.
When I connect the HDD, it recognizes it, the boot manager starts, but right before the "Welcome" window, it crashes and restarts.
a c 413 $ Windows 7
December 22, 2013 10:08:17 AM

Yes, that is often what happens. Completely different system, chipset, drivers. Windows barfs.
December 22, 2013 10:15:29 AM

And can I do anything to make it work?

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a c 413 $ Windows 7
December 22, 2013 10:25:54 AM

Maybe. Safe Mode, Repair....but then you might be hosing it up for when you go back after the holidays.
December 22, 2013 11:04:00 AM

Yup, understood. I'd better not risk it. Thank you for your help :)