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 SolvedInstalling Windows 8.1 pro onto an msata on a precision m3800 running Windows 7 pro from main hdd 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 Need a new PC: can I clone programs from a vista HDD onto a windows 7 or 8 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 Problem installing Windows 7 hdd into Vista machine 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 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 have a windows DELL base computer. Was on OS Vista, upgraded to 7. It fails on boot-up and actually shuts down. It senses th Forum SolvedSpecific upgrade question. Windows vista business 32 bit to Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !