Closed Swaping hard drives Tags: Hard Drives Windows 7 Optiplex Computer Storage Last response: November 5, 2012 1:32 PM in Storage Share samander95 November 4, 2012 7:24:06 PM i currently have a dell optiplex 745 with windows xp, and a broken computer that had windows 7 on it. How could i put windows 7 on my computer(optiplex 745)? More about : swaping hard drives tomatthe a b G Storage November 4, 2012 7:36:58 PM samander95 said:i currently have a dell optiplex 745 with windows xp, and a broken computer that had windows 7 on it. How could i put windows 7 on my computer(optiplex 745)? As long as you have the install disk and the key you can call microsoft and they will release the key from the broke machine, and you could install it on the machine with xp. If the machine came with Win 7 already installed, I'm not certain you can move those version of Win 7. Score 0 samander95 November 4, 2012 7:40:44 PM it was a preinstalled windows 7, can i just swap the harddrives i really dont give a *** about losing information on this computer Score 0 Related resources Swaping Hard Drives/Upgrading - Forum 2 Hard Drives 2 OS swaping on choice - Forum Swaping drives on new computer - Forum Swapping hard drives - Forum Do hard drives really need cooling? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution rgd1101 a b $ Windows 7 a c 88 G Storage November 4, 2012 7:52:10 PM if it is an OEM version, you can't just swap it, need to buy another copy of windows 7. Share samander95 November 4, 2012 7:52:39 PM Best answer selected by samander95. Score 0 SR-71 Blackbird a c 395 $ Windows 7 a c 180 G Storage November 5, 2012 1:32:26 PM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIf i RAID two hard drives on one computer will they still be in RAID on a second? Forum SolvedConverting Old Internal Hard Drives to External Hard Drives Forum SolvedExternal hard drives used for games Forum SolvedHow many hard drives can I have in my computer? Forum SolvedSSD Raid 0 dual 512 gig drives... is this hard to set up? Forum SolvedI need to buy a new computer but I also need to take 2 hard drives out of the old one Forum SolvedTwo operating systems on two different hard drives Forum Solvedneed to access two old hard drives Forum SolvedIs it better to have more rpm or more cache in hard drives? Forum SolvedHow many hard drives can I put in a mid-tower without risking overheating? Forum Solved2 Hard drives with 2 operating systems Forum Solvedare there any quiet hard drives? Forum SolvedFirst Time Using SAS Hard Drives (Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 Drive) Forum SolvedSwapping hard drives Forum SolvedHard Drives Too Cold? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !