Spare HDD in another laptop?

  Ikelos 09:55 25 Jan 2007
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Hi, I have a spare HDD containing the XP-OS which i took out of a laptop when i fitted a bigger drive, if i get another laptop in need of attention could i just put the HDD i have in it, and it would be all sorted?

thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 11:33 25 Jan 2007

Sort of...

If you also have the XP Pro CD (because you will have to do a repair install) it will work but isn't ideal. And if you have the XP CD then you can format the drive and install XP anyway.

If you get the exact same model laptop, then this drive should install fine.

Having said that, it's not a good idea to do it because of all sorts of driver issues with new hardware.

  Ikelos 11:34 25 Jan 2007

thank you for the help, a good start..

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