Windows 10: new hard drive has win7

Discus and support new hard drive has win7 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My old laptop has a new hard drive in which I had installed win7. This was a few months before getting notified about the termination of updates to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Terry LinRandall, Sep 11, 2019 at 6:42 AM.

  1. new hard drive has win7


    My old laptop has a new hard drive in which I had installed win7. This was a few months before getting notified about the termination of updates to win7. laptops. Anyways what I want to know is if installing win10 software on my laptop would be better than buying a laptop that I can't even afford

    :)
     
    Terry LinRandall, Sep 11, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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  2. Tim B285 Win User

    Win10 on new hard drive, how to activate

    • Installed Win10 to new hard drive, but Win7 code does not work.
    • Tried online (slui.exe 4) activation:
      • entered numeric codes online - which failed,
      • talked to 1st line tech who entered Win7 code - did not work,
      • transferred me to 2nd line tech and no one came on the phone line after 2.5 hours.

    Win7 was pre-installed on HP computer with no media provided and HP support has no process to supply replacement media or ISO (last HP purchase). Tried to install Win7 to new drive using Recovery Disks I created, but it could not find system image.

    Not willing to return to old hard drive as the new one has SSD and is at least 3 (7?) times faster.

    QUESTION 1: Is my only option now to buy either Win7 or Win10?

    QUESTION 2: Without activation, when will Win10 no longer boot? If 12 months, I can retry online activation later.
     
  3. Sanhime Win User
    Cloning from 1TB to 2TB hard drive

    Whats a good free imaging/cloning program? I have a 1TB hard drive with Win7 and I want to seamlessly migrate my stuff to a 2TB hard drive. Any suggestions?
     
  4. new hard drive has win7

    Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Sep 11, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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