Runing Vista files on another computer Tags: Computers Windows Vista Windows XP Last response: October 16, 2007 11:19 PM in Windows Vista Share moof 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? More about : runing vista files computer | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Scotteq October 16, 2007 9:39:21 PM Turn on file sharing | Report abuse moof 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. | Report abuse Scotteq 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows Vista>Runing Vista files on another computer> Related ressources: ForumRuning Vista files on another computer ForumNew Phenom II PC Runing Slow ForumSee More Files And Folders On Another Network Computer ForumGeforce GTX 260 IS Runing but no display ForumAmd build (sorry for yet another build help topic) ForumVista 64-bit Wireless adapters ForumGigabit ethernet runing only @100FD ForumHow do I know my SSD is runing at it's rated speed? ForumHow do you delete stubborn files from a hard-drive that was in another machine? ForumNew system build. Goal: windows vista exp index of 5.9 ForumWindows Vista a reason to buy ECC memory? Forummemory+ vista =HOW MUCH??? ForumAmd 5800 runing hot ForumTransfer files and parameters from Vista to 7 on same computer ForumI cannot access files on my second hard drive in windows vista ForumATHLON XP runing all day long ForumRandom Porn sounds coming out of speakers when nothing is runing ForumWill a HDD with Vista 's OS migrate onto a Win 7 computer Forum[Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free Forumvista command line More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !