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Swapped HDD from Old laptop to new one -- W8 worked perfectly !!!!!


jimbo45

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Hi all
I removed a 500 GB HDD from Old SLOW Lenovo laptop with AMD slow processor with all my apps installed and replaced it into a Sony VAIO new laptop with I5 core . The Sony came pre-installed with W7 Home premium and an HDD of only 320 GB but had 8GB RAM.

Guess what -- Computer booted up perfectly --did a few updates and was good to go with W8 dev edition x-64 from the old laptop. Windows connected to the Internet and did some hardware updates such as Intel Graphics instead ofd the AMD ones and it runs absolutely fine - with all my apps like office, photoshop etc etc.

Not the recommended way of installing an OS but it worked and save HOURS of time -- for 10 mins to swap the HDD's on the laptops.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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I'm not surprised, i don't know how to explain or proved it but i believe WDP is nothing more than a "template" OS, a VM if you like. Test will be with the RTM.
 

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Ivan the SoSo

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Windows 7 can do the same thing (will have to reactivate)....reminds me of the time I installed a old drive with Windows 95 on it. Instead of skipping over it and going to the cd drive, it booted up 95
 

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