Migrating Hard Drive to same model PC.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by nilum, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. nilum

    nilum MDL Junior Member

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    I have two Dell Optiplex 3010s (Windows 7) with the same specs. One is experiencing hardware issues unrelated to the hard drive and I want to simply pop out the hard drive from the malfunctioning unit and put it in the other. I've done something similar with a laptop, but this was a temporary swap and I just needed to change configuration of one laptop to use an external display (display was broken). I don't recall having any issues with Windows deactivating/reactivating in this case. Should I expect any problems activating Windows permanently when I make the swap? Will I have issues with other software like Office?
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Should not have any bother both will be using OEM:SLP activation.