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#1 Jove

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:59 PM

Hello General,

I didn't want bother the hard at work on other forums,

and I'm not sure if I should finish this first cup of coffee before asking, . . .

I've been working late lately, . .

am I thinking straight, . . .

Can I put a HD in the DELL 2350 wipe it, load Windows on it from a DELL disk,

then put the HD in the Toshiba 7160 ?

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:58 PM

Go finish your cup of coffee :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:01 PM

Go finish your cup of coffee :flowers:



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Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:10 PM

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:58 PM

All kidding aside, while it might work between different models of Dells, I sincerely doubt it would work on a different brand altogether
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:52 PM

I kept thinking of reading the testing HD's by switching them to different PC's, but forgetting the details but in the back of my mind I was thinking about two different Motherboards. No Brains !!

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:37 PM

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You seem like the Poms' answer to Drovers Dog, Mate!

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:57 PM

Although I would like to know more about what the, "Poms' answer to Drovers Dog" is,

I can only say on my behalf that, I should have known better but somehow have not accumulated enough experience or knowledge to have done so.

I think it is more or less my thoughts on Branded mother boards being in some way programmed to the manufacturers directories contained within the Upgrades in the CD, I guess in truth I simply forgot all about drivers making the operating system work.

It all boils down to wishful thinking, but that one went up the chimney, Myght!

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:01 PM

On the same token, if I knew more about Flash Mirrors and that stuff, I could mirror the HD image onto a CD of the one Pc, then Wipe the HD, and then install it to the other PC, load a system onto it and still have the other PC sit there without a HD till I get one for it.

That must be what I meant !! Yeah, Now that I am thinking of it, It Is what I meant !!

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:18 PM

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Sounds like a Plan, but the "Mirrored HDD" will only really work on the exact Machine that it came from, Mate. Every Machine has it's own Fingerprints, making it unique.

Try using a Free Program like Belarc to find out? Just run it on several seemingly identical Machines to see how they ALL differ slightly? That is one of the ways M$ know how Genuine a version of Windows is on any Machine, slight changes are allowed, major ones get rejected, even though it is a Legal Install that has upgrades done. In that case a simple Phone call can fix it.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Edited by Abacus 7, 13 November 2009 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:54 PM

Oh, I was pretty much kidding but I can see your the one with the plan details, and it sounds like a start.

I am not positive when I can get to it but for sure I will look into it.

and for certain let you know how it proceeds, . I say Myght, many thanks !

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:01 PM

Wait a minute, . . let me see if were on the same page here, . .

For the moment, forget taking a HDD out of one PC and putting oit into another, . .

I am suggesting simply the act of copying the OS onto a CD, . .

without googleing, let me ask, is that not what, "mirror imaging ", is ?

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:07 PM

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In a word. NO!

You can take an Image by using ISO, totally different.

But then you need to Burn that ISO, after conversion onto a Disk.

You could read up on this reputable Site, to my knowledge?

http://www.imgburn.com/

Edited by Abacus 7, 13 November 2009 - 10:16 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:51 PM

After reading the post on this page;

http://club.myce.com/f138/copy-os-new-hard...-please-143732/

I realize how much I don't know and how difficult it can get, . .

I'd like to learn this but for the time and efforts it sounds as if the fresh install would be a preference.

Of course there are success stories for the technical wizards.

BTW, Thanks for your input its all good to know and I am sure this will make some good reference material for myself and those who may encounter it.

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