Make good harddrive from broken computer the boot drive on new computer?
Posted on 2012-08-29
Motherboard died. Decided to buy new box. My old 2 TB boot drive is good. Has Win 7 Pro installed. The new HD is also 2 TB, but Win 7 Home. Plus all the reinstalling that would be required. I've moved the old and made it the boot drive. Windows startup gags telling me that hardware changes have been made (I'd say) and to boot to the Windows installation CD. I've done that expecting and Win says "loading files". When finished loading, I'm presented with "install" or "repair".. I've chosen repair but I'm put back in the loop with the boot manager telling me there's a problem communicating with a device, etc.
I'm trying to avoid an entire reinstall of Win 7 Pro and ALL my software. Lots!!!!
Any way to do it