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dead computer ..good hard drive.  how can I boot to it?

curry199 asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-19
I have a bad motherboard in a laptop but, the hard drive seems ok.  i was able to copy data off of it.  My problem is there is a program on the old drive that we need and there is no disk to reload from anymore.  What I want to do is boot off the old drive somehow.  Is that possible?
i tried putting the drive in another older notebook but, it just bluescreens.  Am I wasting my time???
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