Re: How to transfer hard drive to another computer
Hello "Rock' and all -
This is the best news I've heard so far -
I have an HP that I did an upgrade install from XP Media center to a
purchased version of Vista Home P - upgrade - The install went flawlessly -
I now have purchased an Intel Quad Core and 680i MB / 4 gig mem - JUST TO
RUN FSX at a decent frame rate...............
I have read so many threads about re-install - clean install - can't be done
- don't do it - will never work - on and on and on -
I did a mb and chip replacement in XP - ran sysprep - ONLY hooked up the
hard drive and fired up - had to reactivate - then one by one added other
hardware and their drivers.................
So, "Rock" - IF I am to understand what you're saying - 1. Have drivers
ready in a folder - Change MB / Chip / - Boot up - WITH Vista DVD and do a
"Startup Repair" - Then re-activate - of course, then make sure drivers are
PLEASE tell me this is SO - Thanks to you and all in advance
> "Charlie Tame" wrote
> > pwc wrote:
> >> I have a hard drive with Vista on it and want to transfer this hard drive
> >> to another computer that has a bad hard drive. What do I need to do
> >> besides replacing the old drive with the new? I get an error after
> >> putting in the new drive. The two computers are not identical.
> > You can't do this practically. Windows will complain about activation but
> > far worse is the fact that you will have mostly the wrong drivers
> > installed for the rest of the hardware.
> Charlie, this can be done. I have seen several posts in here where the OP
> did this because they swapped out a motherboard and/or other hardware.
> Running Startup Repair from the Vista DVD seems to have handled the issue
> well, sometimes requiring it to be run several times in succession, per
> these posters. Of course it will require activation, usually by telephone.
> Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]