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Switch hard drives in laptops

By Dogzen
Jan 25, 2011
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  1. I have 2 inspiron E1505s. One is a laptop that has been used a lot and is starting to fall apart and runs XP. The other is about the same age rarly been used and runs Vista. I want to take the hard drive from the one that is falling apart and put it in the one that is still in good shape. Other then changing some drivers is their anything I should worry about. I do have some import documents on the XP drive but they have been backed up. I really want to stay with XP. I assume getting differnt drivers would not be too much of a hassle. Will this be a pretty easy thing to do?
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    If you look at the Product Key sticker and it has OEM written on it you can't transfer the operating system to another PC.


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