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Posted 27 December 2014 - 06:34 PM
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Posted 27 December 2014 - 07:15 PM
You can't use a hard drive that had Windows 7 installed on different hardware and expect it to work on a computer with a different motherboard. That is why you are getting the error that a device is inaccessible. Windows 7 will have to be installed fresh on the hard drive.
Your Windows 7 install disk will not boot on a UEFI computer. There is a way to force it to boot on a USB flash drive but the easiest would be to create an iso from the install disk with software like Imgburn and use RUFUS to create a UEFI bootable USB flash drive. Another thing, if your Windows 7 is 32bit I do not believe that will work with your UEFI motherboard. You can download Windows 7 64bit iso's though.
If this Windows 7 is an OEM disk from somebody like HP or Dell, that will not work either on the new hardware.
Edit: Here is a guide on installing Windows 7 64bit on a UEFI computer.
Edited by JohnC_21, 27 December 2014 - 07:33 PM.
Posted 27 December 2014 - 07:33 PM
Posted 27 December 2014 - 07:55 PM
Yes, if the OS install disk you have is OEM as I posted. You should be able to find something on Ebay. If the disk you have is a retail disk, even if 32bit, you could download the 64bit iso of your version and burn that, otherwise you will need to purchase a new install disk.
Posted 28 December 2014 - 12:52 AM
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