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Help with installing a new hard drive


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#1 Lisamarie35

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:32 PM

I have an older Dell Dimension 4700C that has xp on it. The windows xp has become messed up so instead of reinstalling xp I have a hard drive that has windows 7 on it. Is it as easy as just taking the hard drive out and putting the other one in? Or is there something else I need to do?

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

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#2 the_patriot11

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:12 PM

Looking at that system specs, its questionable if it would work. It would barely run 7, and very slow at that-and thats assuming the hard drive your putting in has the same interface. I can't find the info, but that system is old enough it may not support sata, it might be IDE only, I don't know what kind of hard drive your putting into it-but if its got 7 on it, Im assuming its SATA. The other issue is, windows considers a change of computers the motherboard-basically, when you put the hard drive in, it will see a different motherboard then the system you took it out of, and require you to re-activate windows. If you have a retail copy of windows 7, this is as easy as entering the product key (came with the copy of windows 7) if you have an OEM copy of windows 7, you may just be out of luck.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:19 PM

So this is why my Vista started coming up with "This copy of Vista is not genuine"! It is legal and genuine but I don't have the CD.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:00 PM

CD is not a issue, you need the product key. If you do not have the product key, you cannot activate windows and it will give you that message.


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