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Swapping hard drive between two different version of Windows

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Dear experts,

I wish to know about hard drive swapping between two hard ware systems.

If I have two PCs with different hardware setup and one of them has Window XP and the other has Window 7.

In case PC with Widow 7 died. I really need to put that PC back alive, what are some cautions that I need to be aware of if I take out the hard drive with Window 7 installed and stick it into another working PC with different hardware configuration?

Thanks.
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the drive with windows 7 can be replaced - and will load the necessary drivers for almost all configurations; so from that point of view, you're OK.
however - the windows version on it will claim that you did a major hardware change, and become not genuine, since each version is tied to the hardware it is installed on.
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by:Kinderly Wade
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Is it ok for me to swap it back? Wil lthe Window goes through reconfiguration again or simply can reload the previous configuration of hardware?
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windows 7 will reload the drivers, yes.
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