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Can I use my desktop pc to install windows xp on my laptop hard drive?

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The problem is that when i put the hard drive in my laptop, windows xp setup doesn't recognize it (I know it needs the SATA support drivers) and i don't want to slipstream the drivers and burn another disc

So I put that same hard drive (from my laptop) in my desktop and xp setup did recognize it. But I wanted to be sure before I went ahead and started the installation.

So is it ok that I use my desktop to install xp on my laptop hard drive and put it back into my laptop? Keep in mind i'm trying to install windows xp tablet edition which is different from other xp installations.
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So is it ok that I use my desktop to install xp on my laptop hard drive and put it back into my laptop?

It won't work, because Windows installation is tied up to computer's hardware.
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Broni is correct. (Of course :))

During installation, Windows designs and builds the Operating System to work with all of the hardware it sees in the computer.

If you then remove that hard drive and insert it into another computer, more than likely it will not work because the hardware will be different.
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Theoretically you would be able to do it, but not the way that you want.
It will require getting the I386 folder on to the laptop drive.
You would also have to boot the laptop drive when it is in the laptop. Or boot from a floppy drive in the laptop.
Either way you need to be bootable with access to DOS commands so you can run WINNT.EXE in the I386 folder.

I can't tell you what is going to happen because you need SATA drivers.
You also have to have the right keys for the unit.

I have done this with Win98, but have not had the need to attempt it for XP.

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