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Microsoft has a license type called OEM which detects the computer that it is installed on and some computers have the licence key stored in the bios of the computer.
So when you grab the old hard drive and put it in the next computer Windows will detect you changed computers and not run as per OEM licensing rules that it runs on only the original purchased computer.
You might be able to run the drive as a secondary drive but you would need to install a new windows operating system and hard drive. And then use a partioning program to make the secondary drive not an active drive.
also you new machine most likely has a different type of bios called EFI
and you would have to change its settings to run AMI Bios but I do not think that is your problem as I think it is OEM but it might be worth investigating if you can run a legacy bios in the bios settings.
Posted on Oct 03, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What MSI board in particular? At any rate, it would run like molasses through a carbon filter; get some newer hardware from the trash or re-use programs or by sacrificing money to the Windows 7, Videocards and Systems sellers.
More detail in when the error popped up might be handy too; if you got the message before the Win7 DVD was booted, it's because you didn't go into the BIOS and tell it to boot from the DVD instead of your blank HD. That is great that you can change that, but to save some money and time you might buy a carbon filter and some molasses....
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
1.open up the PC, insert the HDD into a free HDD slot, clip/screw it in.
2. plug in data and power cables for new HDD
3. set main HDD jumper to master
4. set new HDD jumper to slave (middle pins)
NOTE: make sure you wear a grounded wrist strap
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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