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Is it possible to setup a hard disk to another computer?

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    windows 8 pro 64bit

    Is it possible to setup a hard disk to another computer?


    I have a hard disk which already have windows installed, and now I want to setup this hard disk to my new computer, and of course I dont want to reinstall my OS.

    I know that if I boot from this hard disk ,windows may not correctly boot because of drivers mismatch.so I just want to know is there anyway to deal with it without reinstall windows?

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  2. #2


    Put the hard drive back into the old computer and boot it up.

    Run in am elevated cmd the following commands...
    Code:
    pushd C:\Windows\System32\SysPrep
    sysprep.exe /generalize
    Wait for it to finish.

    Move disk to new machine.

    Boot.

    Activate Windows with your new CD-KEY that you bought with the new machine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 54
    windows 8 pro 64bit


    That is cool, thanks
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