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January 29, 2013 2:23:32 PM

I had a low end all-in-one Compaq CQ1-1030IN that came with Win7. Its now useless because an IC has been burnt due to overheating. I have an assembled PC without an OS. Is it possible to migrate Win7 on this assembled PC after I insert the HD from my non-functioning all-in-one to it ? How ?

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January 29, 2013 3:32:29 PM

Hello Harsh_hk :hello: 

In my experience you can't, with a new PC your better off with a clean install, no old drivers and registry errors to clog things up. I only use a clone in a HDD replacement scenario when your using the same PC. The version of Windows 7 on a pre-manufactured PC is OEM, which is non transferable, it can only be used on that PC. I usually Install fresh, if you don't have a windows install disk ask a friend, enter no key at install and then use this place for keys, they're cheap, and use the Key Update Tool afterwords and it will be genuine.

Just my 2 cents do with it what you will.
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January 29, 2013 3:51:53 PM

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January 29, 2013 3:51:56 PM

Thank you hillmanant. :) 
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January 29, 2013 4:06:23 PM

unfortunately ,most probably I think it can't be done.... acronis provides a software but the only problem is its non compatibility with win 7 .... it works with vista , xp
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