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Can I swap hard drives in 2 PC computers?


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#1 geno368

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:40 AM

I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with some problems. I have another newer Dell in the office that is not being used that has more resources. Both are running XP Professional. Instead of trying to re-load files and programs, can I just swap out the hard drives? Thanks.

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#2 DaffyKantReed

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:11 AM

I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with some problems. I have another newer Dell in the office that is not being used that has more resources. Both are running XP Professional. Instead of trying to re-load files and programs, can I just swap out the hard drives? Thanks.



Unless the hardware is near identical in both machines, you will need to do a repair install of Windows XP.
http://michaelstevenstech.com/pdf/XPrepairinstall.pdf




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