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Okay guys REALLY Stupid Question But is it possible to Load everything you need for One PC on the HDD in another PC (as a Slave drive) and it function correctly on the one its going in?

I have my Copy of XP and a Dell that eated the OS.

So on my PC thats up and running can i take the HDD out of the other one, load my copy of XP and all the drivers for the Mo-bo & such or will it not work like that?
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Hi,

I'm having difficulty trying to understand what you want to do?

Do you just want to take the hard drive from one PC and put it in the other to backup your data? Or something else.
Its when you said:

So on my PC that's up and running can i take the HDD out of the other one, load my copy of XP and all the drivers for the Mo-bo & such or will it not work like that?


That you really confused me. It sounds like you want to take the hard drive from the other PC put it in this one and then perform a fresh install of Windows.

Sorry if I'm not getting the bigger picture,
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Actually if I understand it correctly you want to copy a HD from one system onto the HD of another system and have both systems with the same OS working correctly.
This is illegal pursuant to the Microsoft Licensing Agreement.
Also unless the two systems are exactly the same the drivers will not work on the second system and everything would have to be manually downloaded to fix the problems.
Am I correct on this Foxxed?
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what rshaffer said..
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Thank you dsenette :) :) :rolleyes:
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I obviously wasn't getting the bigger picture then :) Ah well better luck next time :)
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Actually if I understand it correctly you want to copy a HD from one system onto the HD of another system and have both systems with the same OS working correctly.
This is illegal pursuant to the Microsoft Licensing Agreement.
Also unless the two systems are exactly the same the drivers will not work on the second system and everything would have to be manually downloaded to fix the problems.
Am I correct on this Foxxed?



you got it...

Dang Them MS Agreement.... :)
oh well The one that ate the OS is getting Mandriva
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I have only played with Linux distro's for a bit so I'm not real familiar with them.
The one you mention I have heard of before and have been told it is a good one.
The other option you may have is to contact Dell and see about egtting a Recovery Disk for your system.
They can usually supply this for a minimum amount of money. Normally about 30 to 45 dollars.
Just another option for you as that would give you all the original drivers and factory installed software.
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