Is it possible to use a cloned copy of a hard drive that has Windows XP Pro on a Dell Optiplex 580?
Posted on 2011-09-16
We have an old Dell Optiplex GX-270 that has WINDOWS XP PRO(sp3) and we cloned the hard drive(IDE) using NORTON GHOST onto a brand new 250GB SATA hard drive from a DELL OPTIPLEX 580 that already had WINDOWS 7 PRO(32-BIT).We did not format the new hard drive.
We want to use the old Winxp install on the new pc as there is a ton of stuff to redo if we dont.
When a REPAIR INSTALL of WinXP was performed it died with BSOD error(STOP:0X0000007B) using an OEM Winxp SP3 cd.Tried it with an SP2 OEM cd as well and got same error.
Is it not possible? If so, what would be the best approach? Thanks in advance.