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December 19, 2012 9:50:05 AM

Hello,
My roommates hp p6610F hard drive broke. I have a hp p6110F. I moved the hard drive from mine into his. I ended up having to reformat the hard drive, but I am getting a configuration issue with it now, and can't go any further than that screen. I called customer service, they said I needed to buy a hard drive the same size as the newer one, and send out for a new windows start up. Is there any way I can use my older hard drive for the newer computer? I've been lied to before from hp's customer service so I decided to ask here first.

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a b G Storage
December 19, 2012 10:05:43 AM

Yeah you can use the old drive, it will need to be 2.5" to fit. Just format it then put it in and install windows on it.
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December 19, 2012 10:11:06 AM

It fits, no problems there. Ran the windows system restore from it though and after going through its motions it said something along the line of configuration error. Sorry should of wrote down the exact wording, but it basically said that, no error numbers, and that it won't operate until it's fixed and to call customer service.
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a b G Storage
December 19, 2012 10:23:37 AM

Right. You can't move a Windows install from one system to another. You will have to reinstall windows on the new system.
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December 19, 2012 10:27:46 AM

wanderer11 said:
Right. You can't move a Windows install from one system to another. You will have to reinstall windows on the new system.


Yup, I reinstalled on the newer computer, since I was getting a hardware change error on it. After reinstalling though (from the hard drives partition) I got the above mentioned problem. Do I need to install from cd instead?
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a b G Storage
December 19, 2012 10:29:32 AM

I'm pretty sure you would have to use the CD. You can download an iso from microsoft if you need a disc.
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December 19, 2012 10:34:27 AM

will check that out then. Thanks for the help.
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a b G Storage
December 19, 2012 12:19:48 PM

Yes, if you restore from another computer's hard drive restore partition it will have all the drivers for the other computer. Not good. Make sure you have all drivers handy for the new installation from CD or USB.
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