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Booting OS from old Hard Disk

Posted on 2009-03-30
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I had an old laptop which died on me (graphics card and all), I got the hard disk out (Windows XP) and have shoved it into an enclosure so I have access to all my files and all....however, am wondering if I can boot up my old OS from the hard disk (via USB)
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Yes and No.
If the computer has option to boot from USB, then some work to modify before it can able to to boot. And even it boots but you will have issue with hardware configuration (BSoD) if you boot it from other different hardware system.
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PUNKY is right, even if your BIOS allows you to boot from this drive the hardware dissimilarity would stop you from booting.
If you use backup and restore to dissimilar hardware feature like Adaptive Restore from Paragon Drive Backup or Universal Restore from Acronis then you could restore the image of this drive to another drive and boot the laptop or even desktop from this OS saving installed programs and data.
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hmm so i guess it's not possible then
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