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Found a great deal on ebay

Got a pc all built, minus the hdd on ebay for 95$

Msi 880gm-e35 & Phenom II X2 560 in an hp case with a coolermaster psu and 4gb 1333 ram + 19 inch lcd hp widescreen monitor



Bottom line,my grams needs a new pc.It seems her first edition Dell Dimension just isnt cutting it.biggrin.gif

A month ago i built her daughter(my mom n law) a pc with a gigabyte m68mt and an athlon X2..


Since gramma barely does anything but ms word,and spider solitaire on her pc,i figured i would take the gigabyte and athlon out of moms and give them to grams,and install the new phenom/Msi setup in mom-n-laws pc,but unlock it to 4 cores.She is much younger and uses many more applications.And keep her hdd and settings etc etc



Anyways,i received this huge package today,with the new pc (used from ebay)I took a 1tb hdd i had win7x64 ultimate installed on,tried to just hook it up to see if it would work,low and behold it does! So i got a great deal for 95$ including a 19inch lcd.Plus i unlocked and Oc'd..Pretty quick!


My problem is,since i tried that hdd,i figured i could just swap out hdd's because moms is win 7 also.

So i got moms pc,installed the msi and phenom, and it wont boot into windows.It starts to,but when the little windows thingy comes up,it just freezes and starts over...When i put the other one back in(the first one i tried-that worked) its fine...It boots again...

Im starting to wonder if i just got lucky?


Then i realize,the one that does work came out of an msi build ,and it is going into THIS msi build.But the hdd that doesnt work (MOMS) came from a gigabyte pc installation...


Anyways,i want to make this work,mom needs all her settings and programs and everything...What can i do here? Clone the disk or use acronis or like a hirens cd?

I want to make the old hdd work on a new mobo and chip..But the msi doesnt like the gygabyte installed win 7 hdd.


Im sure its some win 7 security thing or something so you cant steal win 7....


But what are my options? why cant i add a new mobo and chip to an existing setup just because its a different brand? Drivers? do i just have to load the drivers disk then???

What to do? Obviously a newbee here.. i thank anyone that takes the time to read all my noobie nonsense,hope it makes sense!
Edited by dovedescent7 - 2/8/12 at 10:28pm
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Nice deal but DON'T unlock the cores, and DON'T overclock on this board.  It is highly unsafe to do so on a low end board with a failure-prone VRM setup! (Read more in my sig - you are KILLING the board and putting the system at risk of catastrophic VRM failure by pushing TDP!)

 

Swapping the HDDs between systems can work sometimes, other times it can not.  Usually on major platform jumps you will need to perform Windows reinstalls.  If your mom's PC did not use the same socket (i.e. Intel, LGA775) this applies.  Usually on same-socket or similar-socket changes, merely updates in drivers are needed.


Edited by xd_1771 - 2/9/12 at 1:30am
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if you have a full verion of win 7 with at coa and not a omc key and its not being used on another pc you can intall it
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The OS's are both win7 64 ultimate
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Originally Posted by dovedescent7 View Post

The OS's are both win7 64 ultimate

the version doesnt matter, what thier saying, is that gigabyte drive from your inlaws current pc, will need to have a reinstall or repair of windows for it to function on the msi board
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when windows is frist installed for the frist the lic key atactes to that mobo sn# look at the windows sticker on the side of the case if it says oem on the sticker that copy is intended for ony 1 mobo if howerver if the sticker dosent say oem any where on it you cand use that key on any new mobo
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