Hard drive swap between old and new laptop?
Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:39 PM
Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:36 AM
These are commonly known as hardware parameter errors.
Also when your sis installed 7 she completely wiped any recovery partition so that is out of the window.
You have 3 options...
Reinstall Vista on the 1525 box using the CoA numbers on the sticker.
Obtain the Windows 7 disk that she used originally.
Buy a new unbranded Windows 7 OEM and do a new install.
Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:39 AM
I have broke your OP down into bite size pieces so that it is more manageable
Was the Windows 7 that was installed on the HDD the full retail or the OEM version
my old laptop was given to me like 2 years ago from my sister. She paid for a copy of Windows 7
This does make things easier but if there is anything at all on the HDD that you would like to save we can help you with that - let us know on this.
I could honestly care less if my stuff on my old hard drive gets wiped
Dell are notoriously choosy when it comes to drivers in any event so having Dell drivers for a different notebook altogether on the HDD will cause conflicts that prevent a system from booting.
So back to where I was, I tried to put the new hard drive in the computer and it loads and restarts and goes into Startup Repair.
Not sure what you mean by this, please clarify as in do you get an on screen message and if so what exactly does it say.
I have only gotten "Re install Windows 7 on the new laptop and use the code on the bottom to activate it" when the code on the bottom is for Vista, what the laptop came from factory with
The version of Windows 7 that was purchased will have a bearing on this, if it was the full retail type and the 25 digit product key is and will not be used on more than one computer you can download a W7 ISO and use that alongside the original software license that was purchased, you cannot do this with an OEM license as the product key is tied to the original MB that was present when the OS was installed**.
**Unless a MB is replaced under warranty with a like for like MB or an alternative version of the same brand if the original model is no longer available.
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