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Harddrive from different pc

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#1 yethPC


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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:11 AM

If it really is not allowed to install a harddrive that came from different system,why is it I was able to load windows from a harddisk that came from my old motherboard with no bsod?My old and new mobo are both p3.


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:19 AM

No one said it's "not allowed" and it can be done successfully...with either luck or skill or a combination of both.

Considering that most users want simple solutions to their computer problems, it's not something I would suggest. More info on such at:

Changing a Motherboard or Moving Hard Drive - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html


A side issue is that doing such is a basic conflict with the way that Windows is set up with PA. PA is designed to flag such actions, resulting in the possible notification that an illegal install has taken place.


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