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Boot From Hard Drive in USB drive





Possum
Hi

My computer died (its an old Emachine all in one) but the hard drive is good. Could I buy one exactly the same and put the recovered hard dive in a Hard drive bay and boot from this Hard drive from the USB.


Its XP but has apps that only run on XP and this computer...


Sadly you almost have to wreck this computer to get to the Hard Drive so I cant just swap the drives..


Thank you
jestoy0514
Possum wrote:
Hi

My computer died (its an old Emachine all in one) but the hard drive is good. Could I buy one exactly the same and put the recovered hard dive in a Hard drive bay and boot from this Hard drive from the USB.


Its XP but has apps that only run on XP and this computer...


Sadly you almost have to wreck this computer to get to the Hard Drive so I cant just swap the drives..


Thank you


I am not expert on that area but I once watch a video on youtube and it said that there is some sort serial I believe it is called UUID which varies from machine to machine I suppose so operating system installed from a machine cannot boot if you transfer the same hard drive even to a machine which has the same brand and model.
Possum
Yes.. I have tried to boot from this hard drive on laptops. But no success...

This could be the reason why!

Sad
zarawatsonn
In my opinion if the configuration of both the machines are same, then by changing the harddrive you can use OS.
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