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May 30, 2014 4:39:02 AM

I have a windows 7 home premium computer and a windows 8 laptop.

I am thinking of putting my laptop's hard drive into my windows 7 PC as well as leaving the win 7 hard drive in there, so I can have two OS on my PC.
Is this possible to do and would I be able to switch OS quickly, or would I have to change the BIOS every time?
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Tom

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May 30, 2014 4:59:25 AM

You can set up a virtual machine, you just need to find some how to videos. With a virtual machine you will start in your primary OS and after the computer is running you start up your other OS. If you choose the other way you will need to change the boot order every time you log in but it is easy.

http://www.ehow.com/how_6079988_set-virtual-machine-win...
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a b D Laptop
a c 233 $ Windows 7
May 30, 2014 5:02:17 AM

You most likely would not be able to boot from the laptop version since the chipsets on the motherboards are different, thus different drivers in windows.
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May 30, 2014 5:17:04 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
You most likely would not be able to boot from the laptop version since the chipsets on the motherboards are different, thus different drivers in windows.


I thought this was a given but yeah Hawkeye22 is correct you would need to re install windows and the drivers to use it on your desktop
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a c 233 $ Windows 7
May 30, 2014 5:22:13 AM

Also, the laptop probably has an OEM version of windows so the license ties the OS to the motherboard, in this case, the laptop.
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May 30, 2014 7:48:13 AM

Thanks all for your help
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