Windows 7 hdd and lappy running Vista Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Windows 7 Windows Vista Storage Last response: December 6, 2012 7:36 PM in Storage Share mechXombie December 6, 2012 6:29:02 PM Hello, I have an old slooooow laptop running Vista. I also have the old drive from my Windows 7 lappy in a case that I was able to plug in to another laptop running W7. Am I able to plug it into the Vista laptop and run the Windows 7 drive? Thanks! More about : windows hdd lappy running vista phil22 a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 a c 79 G Storage December 6, 2012 7:36:55 PM No, Windows 7 won't run when you put it into a different laptop than the one it belongs to. Furthermore, it wouldn't be legal under the terms of the Microsoft license. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill a HDD with vista run as a secondary with a windows 7 system? Forum SolvedWindows 7 HDD to replace Windows Vista HDD Forum Cloning Windows 7 from a HDD to an SSD, Windows loading screen reverts to Vista Forum Installing Windows 8.1 pro onto an msata on a precision m3800 running Windows 7 pro from main hdd Forum Solvedcan a hard drive from a windows 7 be installed and run on a vista system Forum I have a 60 gig intell sdd that I want to take out of my pc. I am running windows 7 and a 2 T hdd the sdd is full and can not Forum Need a new PC: can I clone programs from a vista HDD onto a windows 7 or 8 HDD? Forum i have installed ubuntu 10.10 and isert my external hdd to copy some files. now i have windows 7 running in my pc as i insert Forum Problem installing Windows 7 hdd into Vista machine Forum My external hdd that is an old hard drive from a laptop will not load on my desktop running windows 7 but will on my new lapto Forum Windows 7 & old vista HDD Forum Old vista HDD on new windows 7 system Forum RUNNING VISTA ON PC AND WINDOWS 7 ON LAPTOP - CANNOT SET UP NETWORK FROM PC TO L Forum Windows 7 (or Vista) driver for "G5" External HDD enclosure Forum How to install Windows 7 on a HD with vista running on it Forum Windows 7 running slower than Vista? Forum Two SATA HDD running on windows 7 not working Forum Solvedcan't access ext vista hdd with new windows8 laptop (cck) Forum SolvedI'm running Vista windows on my laptop, I have all of the computer sounds, BUT when logged on-line, I can't hear any video's o Forum SolvedMy Toshiba Satellite Laptop running Windows Vista has intermittent wifi Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !