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I have a question about operating systems.

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by nckspec, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. nckspec

    nckspec Regular member

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    When you install a operating system is it installed the hard disk? If so if I switch hard disks will it run the operating system on that hard disk?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Yes it will, but you may need to install new drivers for the other computer. I used to do the same thing with hot swap drive trays, and also when I got my new laptop.
     
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    What drivers would I have to install? And how would I install it?

     
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    Install them like you would normally for a new OS installation. Plug your hard drive into your other computer, boot up, and look at your device manager. Correct any problem that you have either with your driver disk or manually finding hardware drivers on the internet. All you are doing is making sure windows and your new (different) hardware recognize each other.
     
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    Can you help me with this other problem? Well something is wrong with one of my computers operating system (it was running xp) and it says to put in the windows xp cd I forget the name but is it possible i can make a windows xp boot cd.
     
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    not yet because i need to find a bigger hd but thank you
     

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