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Boot with USB?!?!

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#1 poey27529


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:00 PM

I bought a new hard drive and i have no idea how to get an OS on it. I have windows 7 on my other hard drive and it stills works but i only have a USB thats 32GB to transfer data. Is there anyway to get the windows 7 off that hard drive onto my USB and onto my other hard drive?

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#2 SleepyDude


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:11 PM



Can you elaborate a little more about what you want to do with the new and old hard drive so we can give you more precise help.


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#3 buddy215


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

If you are planning to use the new hdd in the same computer as the old hdd...then you can clone the old hdd...if the new hdd is the same size or larger.


If you plan to use the new hdd on a different computer after cloning from old hdd....then that likely won't work and Microsoft would likely see it as an illegal install.


I think that is some of what SleepyDude is asking you to explain....

Edited by buddy215, 21 June 2017 - 05:56 AM.

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#4 jwoods301


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:53 PM

You might take a look at MiniTool's free Partition Wizard -




The MiniTool online tutorials are excellent...



Edited by jwoods301, 20 June 2017 - 03:55 PM.

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