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Insert a s/hand HD into a pc as a replacement HD?

I want to replace a HD with a HD that has a geuine XP program installed, what r the problems,,will it start up ok,, or is this a big problem to attempt?

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If it is from an identical PC there are no problems with doing this. If it is from a different model computer you will need to update drivers if you can get it to boot. Depending on how different the model of computers are it may cause a blue screen of death upon boot. This is a very risky and difficult task if the computers are different.

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