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Runing Vista files on another computer

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October 16, 2007 8:36:34 PM

I use two windows XP computers to repair peoples computers at work and when i try to run the files from the hard drive it is blocking me out is there a way around this?
October 16, 2007 9:39:21 PM

Turn on file sharing
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October 16, 2007 11:02:20 PM

Scotteq said:
Turn on file sharing


yes i know that but thats not what i want to do i don't want to view the files i need to run the files on my XP machine directly from the hard drive vista is on, i don't have the computer vista is installed on only the hard drive.
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October 16, 2007 11:19:10 PM

Ah - You have the Hard Drive in your posession which was taken from a Vista machine, and you want to plug it into your XP box and run it.

I don't think M$$FT Licen$$ing will let you do that. Vista registers itself to the mobo. There might be a way to get around it, but I'm not aware of what that might be.


What you might want to try is asking in the Vista area of http://www.msfn.org Here nearly everyone is "just" a user. Some of the guys there are pretty serious techs.
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