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Transferred Old HDD into New Computer...problems

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Last response: in Storage
January 3, 2013 8:07:36 PM

Well I did it mostly to save money and so I wouldn't need to re install Windows, and pretty much everything worked. Except I can acess my BIOS no matter what I do and the computer still thinks I'm using the Laptop I got the HDD from.

I put the 2.5 inch drive into a a dekstop using a craddle. Anyways Is there anyway to fix this, I think it might be affecting my performance, I think it even still has the old Laptop Bios on the HDD, that seems to be the case when I look at the Information in the Registry Editor.

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a b G Storage
January 3, 2013 8:42:59 PM

BIOS isn't stored on the HDD. You really do need to do a fresh install to get all the correct drivers and baseline.
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a c 84 G Storage
January 3, 2013 8:45:03 PM

You should do a fresh install.
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January 3, 2013 9:13:00 PM

Ugh I don't have a copy of windows.
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January 3, 2013 9:22:35 PM

...you can't legally use, on a desktop you built, an OEM copy of Windows that came from a laptop. You need to buy one.
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