Hi. I'm new here. And, I don't know all that much about computers.
I did a search and didn't find a thread which quite addressed the issue that I'm having, so I've created a new thread. I hope that I'm not out of line.
I have a Win 7 laptop that is barely hanging on. The hard drive is good, though. I just bought a new laptop, with Win 8.1 (ugh), thinking that I could pull the hard drive from that machine and drop the hard drive from the old machine right in and everything would work just fine (seeing that it involves PC computers, I should have known better). Well, I got a message something like "boot device not found . . . . install boot device . . . . blah, blah, blah." I put the original hard drive (with the Win 8.1) back in the new laptop and the new laptop boots fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Oh, why do I want to use the old hard drive? Well, to 1) avoid having to transfer data, reinstall programs. You know the drill. 2) Have Win 7, not Win 8.