I am making a new build but I realise that the optical disk drive has a different power connector which isn't going to arrive until monday. I have an old pc which has a odd but it's pata, It also has sata ports.
the question is can I use that pc to install windows 7 64 bit on ssd then transfer the ssd to a new computer an activate it on that. will that interfere with the licencing.
Also the old computer has a celeron d proccessor , is that 64 bit compatible?
Sometimes it will work, sometimes it will not. It is less likely to work if you have an add-in RAID controller and it is imperative that you install the OS in the same storage mode on both the source and destination machine (AHCI preferably).
Some Celeron D processors support Intel 64 bit extensions but many do not