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Cured the illness but the patient died!


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#1 Harris1965

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:33 PM

Recently (with Bleeping Computer's help and guidance) we spent several weeks nursing a 4 yr old hp pavilion through some trying times...in the end, two HDDs needed to be replaced and the system restore CDs used to restore the PC to it's former glory.

 

A month later, it seems the patient has succumbed to defective video socket on the motherboard.

 

 

So, if I harvest the "organs," 650 power source, 2TB HDD and video card and maybe memory and buy a new HP Pavilion (MOST LIKELY WITH WINDOWS 8.1!!) for $400 -$500, how do I "tell" this new computer to ignore that OS (and make that HDD secondary) and simply let the "old" 2TB HDD take over with the "old" windows & OS and all our previously transferred files?

 

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#2 ElfBane

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 04:01 AM

What's the OS of the old PC?

 

But seriously, if you want to keep the old PC around it's better to replace the MB and use it as backup to a new PC.



#3 Harris1965

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 07:01 AM

You miss the point... I've got a couple hundred dollars tied up in relatively new hardware that I don't like to use in a $400-$500 pc. How can I use Windows 7 on old pc 2tb had on new PC eith8.1?

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:21 PM

If Windows 7 was installed with the System Restore CD you cannot legally transfer that license to a new machine.  You would have to purchase a new copy of Windows 7.






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