Replacing the HAL
Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:29 PM
Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:48 PM
That isn't going to work unless both machine contain identical hardware.
The HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is created during the Windows installation and is specific to the hardware it's installed on. You're best option is to order the CD's from Dell. The Dell recovery disk includes the option to do an in place upgrade (repair installation) that will create a new abstraction layer file for the new hardware.
While Microsoft does give instructions on extracting the file from the disk, without the hardware being delineated within the file, it changes nothing when it's simply extracted.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:29 PM
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