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February 23, 2013 1:54:40 AM

Okay so im working on a friends computer and he had a HP with a amd A6-3620 and he just bought a new HP with a Intel I5 2320 in it. We are trying to figure out how to put his old hard drive in the new intel pc and have it work but it says no bootable drives detected. Also the new pc is windows 8 and the old amd was windows 7 and we are trying to keep 7. Any ideas how to pull this off?
February 23, 2013 2:26:20 AM

No , the processor doesnt matter , check the sata power , sata cable and try switching ports.
Check the bios to see if it atleast detects the drive.
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February 23, 2013 11:23:53 AM

tried all of that and bios picks it up but that's it
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February 23, 2013 11:48:12 AM

Hi


If the old Hard disk from HP PC has HP OEM version of Win 7 on it you do not have a transferable Windows license to put it in another PC.

Some new Win 8 PC's have secure boot UEFI bios option which will block old or different bootable hard disk from booting.
this would stop Linux or earlier versions of Windows installing or booting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmwar...

see if you can add old drive as second non booting hard disk and boot off original Win 8 disk
If this works see if there are bios options to turn this feature off

You maybe better off using original Win 8 disk and Windows 8
If you miss 'start button' there are programs like classic shell to give you 'start button' back

regards

Mike Barnes

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February 23, 2013 11:52:10 AM

First off if the version of 7 on the old system is OEM it is tied to the other system so moving it is a EULA violation. Even if it its is a retail copy given the differences in the hardware to get 7 working you would need to do a clean reinstall if you want a stable system.
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February 23, 2013 12:11:28 PM

Trying to just move the HDD over has a good chance of just making a mess of things. I would recommend leaving W8 in place on the new machine an running the Easy Transfer. W8 is not without benefits and your friend will get used to it quickly enough.
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February 25, 2013 12:30:33 PM

Best answer selected by immortalpenguin9.
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