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Put Hard drive from old laptop into MSI GT780 issues


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#1 Adonimus

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 03:08 AM

Hi, the hard drive in my MSI GT780 died so i replaced it with a Hard drive from an ACER laptop i had. Which also has windows 7 loaded on it. It actually worked once i updated some drivers.

 

However my MSI actually says it's still an ACER when I look at system information. Was wondering what I need to do to change that so the laptop works to it's full potential.

 

I feel i may have got lucky making this work at all. Does anyone have any ideas on what I should do?



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 06:15 AM

Its always a hit and miss doing this , ive had some work and some not.

Either way if its working , who cares what it displays.

If it bothers you then do a full format and reinstall of Win 7 and you wont have any issues. 



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 02:22 PM

The only way I've been able to get the system details correct would be to use the original install disk for the OS and do a repair, it will then initialize all devices and load the correct info into the system details.



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 11:43 PM

Thanks for the responses so far. I don't have the windows 7 disc as the one I have came pre loaded. 

 

I thought I might be able to give it a clean slate by upgrading to the free Windows 10 but if failed to install. I'm not sure the reason it failed but i was thinking it may have something to do with MSI laptop being confused with what I've done.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 01:38 PM

Frankly...if you moved an OEM hard drive...to another/different OEM's laptop...you now have an illegal license situation, which should result in unexpected problems.

 

Upgrading to Windows 10 may be one such problem.  Garbage in, garbage out.

 

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