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Win 10 HDD to Win 7 HDD PC (and vice versa)


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#1 CDLehner

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:20 PM

Yup; I swapped a Win 7 HDD, from an Acer Veriton case...to an HP that was running Win 10.

 

Got 10 running on the Acer; having trouble with the 7...on the HP.

 

No sh*t; or is it tweakable?

 

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#2 CDLehner

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:36 PM

Already dealt with Secure Boot Violation - Invalid Signature and  Secure Boot Control. Now Safe Mode is stuck at classpnp.sys


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:16 PM

Nothing? Too dumb, to deserve help??  :blush:



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:47 PM

Well...I'm just trying to understand...why you would as you claimed.

 

The hard drives have OEM installs of Windows...which should not be transferable to a different system.  Moving drive 1 from System 1...to System 2...should never work, unless the hardware components are the same for both systems.

 

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:24 PM

Well...I'm just trying to understand...why you would as you claimed.

 

The hard drives have OEM installs of Windows...which should not be transferable to a different system.  Moving drive 1 from System 1...to System 2...should never work, unless the hardware components are the same for both systems.

 

Louis

 

Well...I did it; because the Win 7 case...did not have room, for my 5.25 BD optical drive. My work case...with the Win 10; did...and I didn't want to have to do, a complete scrub or transfer of files.

 

I have to admit...I expected complete failure as well; but when the Win 10 drive, worked with the "Win 7" case/components...I was encouraged.

 

Is it...do you think; that if it works...to the extent it worked at all...it's because you can go "older" to "newer", but not the other way around?

 

Or...is there just likely some more tinkering I need to do? Tomorrow...I'm going to make a Win 7 repair disk; from the exact same machine the drive came out of.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:25 AM

Well...the Windows settings and drivers for all systems are attuned to the motherboard.

 

OEM systems are sold under a license issued by the manufacturer which ties legal operation/functionality to said motherboard.  Technically, moving the hard drive from OEM system #1 to OEM system #2...is a violation of the terms of use issued by the system manufacturer.

 

Food For Thought.

 

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:23 PM

Well...the Windows settings and drivers for all systems are attuned to the motherboard.

 

OEM systems are sold under a license issued by the manufacturer which ties legal operation/functionality to said motherboard.  Technically, moving the hard drive from OEM system #1 to OEM system #2...is a violation of the terms of use issued by the system manufacturer.

 

Food For Thought.

 

Louis

 

Didn't work anyway.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 12:30 AM

I've used Paragon Adaptive Restore a few times, it works for me. There  is a free version (it's paid now)

 

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/106642-how-to-keep-your-current-windows-install-with-a-new-motherboard/






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