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Hard drive swap

adam3822

FPCH Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2008
PC Experience
Some Experience
Hi I have two laptops both of which worked fine but one has a memory issue so swapped the hard drives over but now it is saying no operating system on the hard disk. Any advice?
 

Rustys

Joined
Aug 28, 2017
Location
Here since I am not there
PC Experience
Very Experienced
When you get new hard drives they are blank and you will have to install the operating system for that computer plus the drives in the proper order and any other software you have had installed.
 

adam3822

FPCH Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2008
PC Experience
Some Experience
It was a swap from one laptop to another both had operating systems installed. One just had failed ram so swapped the hard drive out
 

KenB

Administrator
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
Hi,

What was the Operating System on the problem laptop ?

What is the Operating System on the disk that you have installed ?

If these are different then there may well be a problem simply swapping in a new hard drive.
When you install an Operating System the hardware [ motherboard etc ] are recognised by the installation.
If this changes [ as you have done ] then this often results in problems - even if the Operating Systems are the same.

Also - if the Operating System is OEM then this is a one off installation and is "tied" to the original machine.

Couldn't you swap the RAM over - or are the specs different ?
 
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