Another foolish question--I've been told this isn't possible, but the same people told me it isn't possible to get rid of the menu at log in, so I was hoping that since you all knew how to fix that you'll know how to do this:
My mom's motherboard fried. Her hard drive is good, and I copied a lot of the info from it onto my computer in order to preserve a backup.
In the meantime, a friend gave her a computer. (It's a Dell, and the same one that has the logon error with the floppy drive, if you saw that thread). What she wants me to do with it is put her old computer's hard drive in it, and have it work as if the new computer *is* the old computer. As I understand it, the bios won't like that, and it won't work.
I get that I could slave the old hard drive and hook it up that way (maybe, anyway, the dell hard drive is mounted vertically in the front of the case...not sure I can get to it easily), but that isn't what she wants me to do.
Is there any way to give the computer a "brain transplant?"