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swapping hard drive to same model laptop

  nobbyhigo 20:36 30 Apr 2018

My old laptop acer 5735z motherboard expired So i have installed hard drive/ ram and wireless card in another same model ( vista) I cant read the prouduct key on the donor .Can i use the one of the old machine Or whats the best way round it, ie. win7 thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:20 30 Apr 2018

If its same model then should work straight off the old hard drive and windows will think its the same machine.

  nobbyhigo 20:46 01 May 2018

Thanks you were right put in key from old laptop and it as activated

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