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Change the OS and HDD of a laptop

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  • Configuration
  • Laptops
  • Boot
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
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February 17, 2013 7:25:25 PM

Hello,
I want to change the HDD of my new laptop into a larger HDD, it is Toshiba satellite model C850-b-637. and to change the OS into Windows 7
it dos not boot except from it own original HDD.
I tried to boot it from DVD and from USB flash but I could not do it

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February 17, 2013 7:38:50 PM

what happens when trying to boot from DVD and USB?
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February 17, 2013 7:39:58 PM

Go into BIOS and check your boot order.

You may not be able to boot because the HDD is listed as the 1st boot priority.
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February 17, 2013 7:40:59 PM

Based on your post here it sounds like you have already purchased another HDD, inserted it and cannot install Windows 7 to it? If that is correct then my suggestion would be to jump into your BIOS settings (hit F2 or Del for most computers). Change your boot order, to put DVD and/or USB as a higher priority.
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February 18, 2013 5:33:18 AM

I changed the priorities in the bios, and it dos not help, I even made the new hard disk bootable to boot from it, but it did not help
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