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New Pc Build, Windows wont start(stuck in repair)

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June 17, 2014 8:30:19 PM

I just finished building my first ever desktop. When I started the boot drive (hdd from old laptop with windows 7 on it) Windows went into startup repair mode, And has been sitting there for quite some time

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June 17, 2014 8:51:19 PM

You need to do a clean reinstall. You cant just swap an OS from one system to another the majority of the time it will not boot, and even of it does it it won't run as well as it should. You will probably also need to buy a windows license. The one from the laptop is most likely OEM and can only be legally used on that laptop. If it's does happen to be a retail copy you still need a clean reinstall.
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June 17, 2014 8:55:27 PM

I was told that the laptop hdd would work...
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June 17, 2014 9:02:36 PM

Alpha_iguana said:
I was told that the laptop hdd would work...


The HDD will, but the OS on it won't.
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June 17, 2014 9:04:31 PM

Thanks for the help. Looks like i have to buy a new windows): Recommend any hdd?
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June 17, 2014 9:08:06 PM

The HDD you have now will work. You just need to reinstall the OS to get it to boot on the new system. If the HDD is 5400rpm(common it laptops) then ou may want to replace it as it will be painfully slow. You'll want at least a 7200rpm HDD. I you have some extra cash a SSD(for OS) and a HDD(for storage).
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June 17, 2014 9:10:17 PM

I spent $660 on all my parts. I dont have any extra cash for a ssd. Lol. Should I wipe my hdd? It only has 20 gb left on it.
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