Need step by step help replacing hard drive for Windows 8 laptop with Windows 7 hard drive.

Dandylion

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I'm not too smart with computing tech, but I've got 2 laptops, 1 is a Windows 7 hp Pavillion m6 which has a cracked screen and cover, and a Windows 8 hp Pavillion g6 which is such an underwhelming laptop. Since I don't want to pay a fortune to fix my much better m6, I was hoping to just transfer the hard drive and RAMS from there to the g6. But when I put in the hard drive and enabled something (forgot what it was) in the BIOS settings to boot from my drive, it went from loading to flashing a blue screen and crashed with a beeping sound.

To my understanding this problem stems from the different operating systems and no matching drivers, and I really don't want to format my windows 7 hard drive, so was wondering if someone here could provide me with detailed instructions on how to go abouts making this work.

You help is much much appreciated.

Thank you
 

Vudue Priest

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In theory lol. But laptop mobos have no standard form factor. So i doubt either mobo will fit in another case.

Id just drop $60-90 on win 7 and do a fresh install on your win 8 machine
 

Vudue Priest

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I am going to assume both win 7 and win 8 are OEM versions that came with the laptop.

That being said it will not work. OEM versions are tied to the MOBO it was installed on.
 

Vudue Priest

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In theory lol. But laptop mobos have no standard form factor. So i doubt either mobo will fit in another case.

Id just drop $60-90 on win 7 and do a fresh install on your win 8 machine
 

Dandylion

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Thank you.
Ill play it safe and try installing Windows 7 on the g6.
Problem with the m6 is that the plastic covering is cracked as well and one hinge is broken as well, so not just a matter of replacing screen.

Cheers
 
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