before the hard disk configuration starts a warning prompted me that I need to reinitialize my hard disk and reinitializing my hard disk will erase my data.windows 7 is installed. I am planni... [by ghastly16]
I have an old hard disk inside my laptop. Currently there is Windows XP installed on it, but I would like to install Windows 8.1.
If i install Windows 8.1 I have (on DVD), on to this old hard disk, will I be able to install and activate same Windows on new hard disk? So, its not like installing one Windows OS on two computers, but its just like moving Windows to another hard drive.
I have a hard disk which currently has Windows 8.1.
I've ordered a new SSD hard disk and I want to (clean)install Windows 8.1 x64 in it.
The old hard disk will be formatted - I just want to keep about 160 GB of data from it.
The problem is that I don't have a (third) external hard disk to simply copy the files in it.
What I've thought to do is to create an extra partition in the old hard disk