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 76 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWould this lappy run StarCraft 2? ForumConnect an external cpu to my lappy ForumWhich OS to use on old lappy ? ForumReformatting Vista to Win 7 Problems ForumIs this sign of hdd failure? ForumWindows 7 & old vista HDD ForumLooking to get a 600-800 dollar lappy ForumTwo SATA HDD running on windows 7 not working ForumWindows 7 running slower than Vista ? ForumWindows 7 Tips ForumGaming- XP VS. VISTA ForumWindows 7 the Latest POS from Microsoft! ForumHow to disable Raid 0 in windows vista and replace 2 HDD by 2SSD Non Raid? ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !