can someone help?

By ronobono
Jul 3, 2005
  1. I want 2 know if I cann take the hd drive from a pc that works and put it in one that does not have a os on it 2 make it work on the one without the os? :suspiciou
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    If you set the drive with the OS as the primary master it should work but the drive with the OS also has the motherboard drivers from the other computer and that can cause problems and even keep the compuer from booting.
  3. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    ok thanks does it matter about the motherboard if they are both gateway pc's?
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If the PCs have the same motherboard, there is no problem whatsoever. But if they have different chipsets (e.g. one is VIA, the other is nVidia or SIS) then you might run into problems.
    Before you make the switch, downlaod all the motherboard drivers from the manufacturer's website (or from the PC's motherboard CD).
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