I have a hp m1170n with xp can i add a window 7 drive from a laptop?

i have a hp m1170n with xp can i add a window 7 drive from a laptop?
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  1. Pentium4 530 (P) HT 3.0 GHz
    200 GB SATA

    Assuming this is your MB, then YES you can add a laptop disk drive. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00208497&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=432780&tmp_track_link=ot_search

    You'd need an adapter to go from teh motherboard SATA port to connect to the laptop drive. Assuming the laptop drive is a SATA drive this is the adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816097 It'll give you both the power you need and the signal cable.

    Now do you want to BOOT the win7 drive? If so then this should work. Get into the BIOS and put the laptop drive above the normal drive (or plug the laptop drive sata cable into the port used by your current drive, and plug your current drive into another sata port). After booting get on windows update to pick up drivers you are missing.

    NOTE: you will make things much easier if you go to the default VGA video driver before on the laptop before you move the drive if you want to boot it.

    Note2: You can also get a USB hard disk enclosure, and plug the notebook drive into the HP as a USB device. But file transfers will be slower.
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