posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 03:11 AM
I have tried this many times. I'd say 1 out of 15 times it will work. If your able, turn on machine, enter bios, set all settings to default, save
and exit. Let windows load then shut down properly. Insert old drive in new computer. Enter bios, set all settings to default. Reboot machine. It
may take. When windows reloads back up it is going to try and connect to internet and find drivers for some things like co processors, USB,
motherboard stuff, etc..
Another way that i found successful is to uninstall every piece of hardware from the device manager list on the original machine. This will delete
them from the hard drive theoretically . Leave the video drivers handy and USB stuff.. After that's done then you place the old drive in new
computer and the new computer will install new drivers for the new mobo... Now remove hard drive from old computer and pray it makes it to windows
If you can not get into the bios, open up side of computer, unplug machine from wall, use small screwdriver to pop out the dime sized watch battery.
Remove battery. Hit power switch a few times to ensure draining of all power from the computer.. wait about 30sec to 1 min, pop battery back in, put
in old harddrive, and turn it back on!
Thank you, hope this helps!