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Im currently working on a project that includes a computer (hp compaq business desktop d530 series) with a fried hard drive. So my plan is to use a program (clonezilla or XXClone) to clone a hard drive from a different D530 to an external drive, then boot the computer with the fried hard drive using my external drive.So far i see no problem with this, but im no expert. This is possibly right? And also this is my first build, so forgive my ignorence. I have done all my Research and have acquired all i need so i guess all im looking for is a yes or no about whether or not this is possible. Any other questions,please ask.
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Hello diaz3188

Technically possible yes as long as the computer is capable of and set in the BIOS to boot from an external USB device, a problem that you will have is the product key for the operating system being used on two computers, if all goes well and you can successfully boot up you will need to change the cloned HDDs MS COA to that of the computer that you are working on, is there still a MS COA sticker on the case?

To update your COA see http://windows.micro...ine/product-key
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