Windows 7 question: can one shuttle hard disks between two systems?

Windows 7 question: can one shuttle hard disks between two systems?

Post by Michael Mo » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:07:08


I have a question re. Windows 7 (if there is a Microsoft Windows 7 forum, please advise. I didn't find any on this news server).

I am using Windows XP in a somewhat special way: I have two identical computers (laptops), one at work and one at home (same model, same memory, etc.).
To spare me, lugging those around every day, I am shuttling just the harddisk instead, i.e. I when I leave work I rip out the HD of the office laptop and at home I insert it into my home machine. Next morning I do the inverse and carry the HD back to the office and continue working with it there.

So, I *do* have two windows licenses (each system came with a license sticker at the bottom), but I am essentially using one only. Actually, I have three licenses: two that came with the machines (and which I don't use) and another company license and I am using the latter which apparently allows me to do these "radical HW changes" without having to re-register windows all the time.

Will Windows 7 allow me to keep using this HD shuttling approach or will its "protection scheme" prevent me from doing so in the future?

Cheers,
Michael
 
 
 

Windows 7 question: can one shuttle hard disks between two systems?

Post by M » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:16:59


Download the trial and find out. Get it here:

< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

M

 
 
 

Windows 7 question: can one shuttle hard disks between two systems?

Post by PA Bear [M » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 06:37:18

Windows 7 Forum (technical)
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Getting Ready for Win7 Forum (less technical)
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Windows 7 question: can one shuttle hard disks between two systems?

Post by DL » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 06:40:55


Assuming PC's are identical, that might depend on how the new Win7 reads the
hardware identifiers, since allthough the hardware might be identcal each
piece of HW actually has a unique ID

Even if it cannot be done, provided you have licences to install the same
data software on both PC's, you could store data on a seperate disk

MS Windows 7 forum (not currently on msnews server)
http://www.yqcomputer.com/



I have a question re. Windows 7 (if there is a Microsoft Windows 7 forum,
please advise. I didn't find any on this news server).

I am using Windows XP in a somewhat special way: I have two identical
computers (laptops), one at work and one at home (same model, same memory,
etc.).
To spare me, lugging those around every day, I am shuttling just the
harddisk instead, i.e. I when I leave work I rip out the HD of the office
laptop and at home I insert it into my home machine. Next morning I do the
inverse and carry the HD back to the office and continue working with it
there.

So, I *do* have two windows licenses (each system came with a license
sticker at the bottom), but I am essentially using one only. Actually, I
have three licenses: two that came with the machines (and which I don't use)
and another company license and I am using the latter which apparently
allows me to do these "radical HW changes" without having to re-register
windows all the time.

Will Windows 7 allow me to keep using this HD shuttling approach or will its
"protection scheme" prevent me from doing so in the future?

Cheers,
Michael