Move HDD with OS to a new computer?
June 16, 2008 8:38 AM Subscribe
Can I move a HDD with Windows 2000 to a new computer and expect it to load Windows 2000?
posted by ian1977 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The USB ports on our current tower went caput and we bought a new PC. It was a great deal from newegg but it comes with Linux and we want Windows 2000. But, I don't feel like taking 3 bajillion years to download service packs and stuff.
Question is this....can I just take the HDD from the old PC and put it in the new PC as the master drive and expect Windows 2000 to load? Or will it get so choked up with "Found New Hardware" messages that it won't be worth it?