I have an important question about hard Drives

I was wondering if you can put a Dell inspiron 1525 hard drive into a Dell inspiron 1501?
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  1. Assuming both are SATA drives, yes. However, there may be technical and legal issues surrounding any software on the drives.
  2. Hi :)

    They will fit but may not boot...different hardware etc...

    You may have to reinstall Windows and drivers..

    All the best Brett :)
  3. Connerwonnie said:
    I was wondering if you can put a Dell inspiron 1525 hard drive into a Dell inspiron 1501?


    They are both SATA and non-12.5mm height (they are both 9.5mm), so you are good to swap.
  4. If you are looking for plug-n-boot, you'll AT LEAST have to run the repair option on a windows install CD before the system will boot. The hardware is compatible, you'll have to work out the software issues.
  5. Maxx_Power said:
    If you are looking for plug-n-boot, you'll AT LEAST have to run the repair option on a windows install CD before the system will boot. The hardware is compatible, you'll have to work out the software issues.



    Hi :)

    Hes going to have to do a reinstall...a 1501 and a 1525 have different hardware...they are different generations of machine...

    All the best Brett :)
  6. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Hes going to have to do a reinstall...a 1501 and a 1525 have different hardware...they are different generations of machine...

    All the best Brett :)


    I managed to get by with AMD 939 to Pentium 4 to Core 2 Duo to Netbooks on the same install base XP before when I was testing out my N-lite XP install. All I had to do was repairs with Xp installer.

    BUT, it is much easier to reinstall if you don't know how to do the repair, and driver installs/uninstalls.
  7. So pretty much everyone here said yes I can do it, so now another question, will I loos anything on my hard drive if I have to reinstall windows or run a reboot?
  8. Connerwonnie said:
    So pretty much everyone here said yes I can do it, so now another question, will I loos anything on my hard drive if I have to reinstall windows or run a reboot?


    That depends on the partition layout (if you have more than C drive, also D, etc and you stored your data on the other partitions not C).

    BUT generally if you have only 1 partition, you will lose all your stuff if you do a "fresh" install, not a repair.

    Back up the data on the HDD you need, do a fresh install is your best bet.
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