How to Boot a Hard Drive on Another Computer

Booting a system hard drive and putting it into another computer requires a reinstallation of the bootable operating system on the drive, as Windows is tied to the computer’s old hardware configuration. This re-synchronizes Windows to the configuration of the new computer hardware drive, allowing you to once again boot the computer from the drive, no problem. Things You’ll Need
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Put the Windows disk in your computer. Restart the PC.
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Press any key when prompted to launch the installation screen.
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Select your language, keyboard and currency options. Click “Install Now”, “Get Important Updates”, enter your product key and click “Accept” for the license terms.
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Click a “custom install”. Click on the drive you want to start from and click “Next” to reinstall Windows to the drive, resyncing it with the hardware on the new computer.

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