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 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove tomatthe 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. | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse Best solution rgd1101 Windows 7 Expert 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. | Report abuse samander95 November 4, 2012 7:52:39 PM Best answer selected by samander95. | Report abuse SR-71 Blackbird Windows 7 Authority November 5, 2012 1:32:26 PM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Swaping hard drives> Related ressources: ForumSwaping drives on new computer ForumSwaping Hard Drives /Upgrading Forum2 Hard Drives 2 OS swaping on choice ForumSwaping Out a Mobo ForumSwaping CPU's Celeron/P4 ForumSwaping motherboards, can't load Windows? ForumNew hard drive failed, unfixable? ForumTake apart a Hard Drive ? ForumNeed Help!! No hard drives detected after new video card ForumWorth swaping out case fans? ForumDell Hard Drive in Distress!!! ForumNOOO!!!.... is my hard drive toasted? ForumHard Drive problem? ForumSwapping Data Drives In XP ForumMy hard disk didnt turn on. ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumExternal hard drive refuses to eject with safely remove hardware Forum[Solved] Hard Drive Do's & Don'ts ForumPortable Hard Drive Problem ForumHard Drive missing Space More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !