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May 4, 2011 9:04:00 AM

Hello, im doing a small test here at work where I am to switch a harddisk between two computers with different CPUs (AMD to Intel), but same OS (W7 and XP).

Im only going to do it one way, from AMD to Intel (Guess its the same results aynway). Im doing it on some old HP computers, HP5150 (AMD) and HPDC7700 (Intel).

Im currently testing it with Windows 7, but so far it doesnt look good. I have tried using the self repair tool in Windows 7, but with no luck.

I think I will get the same results with Windows XP. Bottom line, ive been looking for an concrete answer to why I cant get the pc to boot up.

Is there anyone here that can give me a detailed answer? Im guessing its about the chipset drivers on the motherboard, and or other system drivers. Bad search reuslts on google.

- Archeus

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May 4, 2011 10:09:08 AM

You guessed right. enough said.
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May 4, 2011 10:18:18 AM

you cant get it to boot because of the hardware abstraction layer that is installed when you install windows. it is specific to the pc's chipset and other hardware...
if its too different all you will be able to do is repair install on xp or fresh install on win7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309283 some light reading.. to get you started.
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May 4, 2011 10:54:40 AM

Ah okey, thanks for the answers :>
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May 4, 2011 11:35:16 AM

You can get round it with XP (I have done it) but its always recommended to reinstall. And sorry I don't remember how I did it but you start the process like you are installing from scratch then choose something different just before it scans the drive.
May 4, 2011 12:06:28 PM

simon12 said:
You can get round it with XP (I have done it) but its always recommended to reinstall. And sorry I don't remember how I did it but you start the process like you are installing from scratch then choose something different just before it scans the drive.


Oh! Thanks for that, ill tinker with it :>
May 5, 2011 6:57:53 AM

popatim said:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249694

I've had very good results following this guide:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125

Something to remember is that moving an OEM OS to new Hardware probably will mean the OEM OS wont boot no matter what. They are "keyed" to only work in a few motherboards, OEM motherboards of course.


Forgot about that, although I did get it to work with Windows XP Service pack 2. The pc bootet right away with no problems. May be the service pack 2 that does the trick?

Thanks for the links, will read up on those.
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