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hello,

here is my situation. I currently have a laptop with windows vista running. I have an SSD that i would like to use as a boot drive for my new desktop system, and I have a Windows 7 Upgrade disc.

Is there any way for me to cheap out and connect the SSD to the laptop, install windows 7 with the upgrade disc, and then put the SSD back into the desktop to use as a boot drive? Or do i need to go any buy the full version and install it to the desktop?

thanks
post #2 of 16
Clone the HDD onto the SSD, boot it, and upgrade.
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Are you stating that the SSD is currently a part of the laptop and has Vista on it? Technically, you would be violating Microsoft's Eula if you did that.

Once you stick the SSD into your desktop and boot, you will need to install the motherboard drivers before you reboot it or it may not boot again due to driver conflicts.

Personally, I would get a full version and start over so you can manage the space better.
 
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post #4 of 16
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the SSD is not currently part of the laptop, its a brand new empty drive that i would like to use as a boot drive for the desktop.
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i wont be using my laptop once the desktop is up and running which is why i was trying to avoid having to buy yet another brand new version of windows.
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Originally Posted by BWG View Post
Technically, you would be violating Microsoft's Eula if you did that.
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Installing a blank SSD into a laptop won't do anything as windows 7 has nothing to upgrade from.
 
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post #8 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
Installing a blank SSD into a laptop won't do anything as windows 7 has nothing to upgrade from.

yes i realize that, thats why i was hoping there would be a way to connect the SSD to the laptop (which is currently running vista and so is eligible to upgrade).

Then once the SSD had windows 7 on it, i would like to put the SSD into a desktop to use as a boot drive.
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Then an easier way would be put the laptop drive into the desktop.. Clone it to the SSD then upgrade... (this was mentioned above I believe).
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamZed View Post
yes i realize that, thats why i was hoping there would be a way to connect the SSD to the laptop (which is currently running vista and so is eligible to upgrade).

Then once the SSD had windows 7 on it, i would like to put the SSD into a desktop to use as a boot drive.
Doing this would violate Microsofts EULA because the Vista installation is only good for the laptop, not your desktop.

But, anyways....

Buy a USB drive reader that has SATA hookup and clone the Laptop HD to the SSD. Stick the SSD into the desktop and do what I said in my first post before you reboot.

I highly suggest you run a clean install of Windows 7 instead. The Vista install on your laptop is a proprietary version of Windows that sometimes is modified by the laptop manufacturer. Clean installs from Windows disks are much better and have a lot less issues.
 
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