Mirror laptop hard drive on a desktop machine?
Is there an easy way to mirror-image the entire contents - OS, registry, programs, files, etc. - on the hard drive to a desktop computer?
The Office has an operating system and works very well. I don't want to go through the hassle of trying to load to the top of every program and file and then tweak until I get on the assessment of what I currently have on the laptop.
In a Word, no.
The reason is that when you install Windows, it loads the drivers for the network adapter, CPU, graphics card, disk interface card, etc. that are used on this computer. I guess it would work if you found another computer with exactly the same motherboard, chipsets, graphics cards, (in other words, everything), but to find a desk that has the same hardware as a laptop would be incredibly rare. In addition, some computer manufacturers have BIOS-locked versions of Windows and you would have problems of validation of your copy of Windows on a computer that has a different BIOS.
I have a server that the material died which has mirrored hard SATA hard drives in them. I would like to convert the data on that hard drive to a virtual machine and put it in my vCenter, but I am unable to start the server. What is the best way to do it? I can mount and read data from Windows on another machine. Right now I'm trying to back up data until an acronis image and then use converter to import. I think it is easier to sense, though. I also have a backup server Symantec Backup Exec, but I do not have the agent ESX for Symantec.
If you want to try the converter, just fix the disk on a physical host somewhere and run a normal conversion.
Once you have done this, create a new empty virtual machine with no disc and you fix vmdk for the reader you want migrated to this new virtual machine. Chances are that you will get the normal NT Loader boot error when you try to start, but you should be able to solve this problem using a fo the following:
You can also consider to use something else than VMware converter - perhaps something like Acronis True image?
Good luck and please feed back.
I am trying to replace the hard drive on my desktop, but I currently have a problem with the removal of the metal cage that surrounds the hard drive. This is the recommended method to replace the hard drive, according to these instructions: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/359309/Hp-Pavilion-P6230f.html?page=21#manual
I'm stuck on step 13 for this manual in particular. I press the "#1" lock and pull forward, but he's not slide forward. I'm not sure what hurts me, but the thing does not move. Guys do you have an idea what I can do wrong? Thank you.
Drag the HARD drive cage to the top of the PC while pressing the lock.
Then pull the cage out of the tower.
I have a h8 1380t with the same HARD drive cage.
I have a HP Pavilion dv4-2049us laptop, I need to replace the hard drive. The hard drive is a 250 MB drive. However, I found a replacement on EBay. The drive hard ebay is a 320 MB hard drive. Can I use this 320 MB hard drive in my laptop that originally had a 250 MB hard drive? It (the 320 MB hard drive) will affect the performance of my computer? As do faster or slower? Or is that what you call "modernization"?
Welcome to the Microsoft Community and thanks for posting the question. I see you want to learn more about the laptop hard drive replacement. Let me help you with the issue.
I suggest that post you this question in the HP support forums here: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/
I hope this helps. If you need further assistance on this particular issue or any other related issue Windows let us know and we will be happy to help you.
I have a major problem. There is a HP Compaq DC7600 SFF on Ebay that ive been watching for a while. I have DDR2 RAM for her and a 60 GB laptop hard drive. Im going to be to put Windows Xp on the computer. The problem is to a SATA 3.5 hard drive. Is there an adapter for it? I'll need to get a new drive?Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DC7600-SFF-Pentium-4-HT-2-8Ghz-512Mb-No-HD-/271103764174?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3652700529279890050%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D280958745061%26Help, please
Thanks for posting in the Microsoft Community.
I suggest using your favorite search engine and look for adapter that will allow you to do. You can also contact the manufacturer and check the availability of these adapters.
Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you need help with Windows. We will be happy to help you.
convert my portable hard drive from FAT32 to NTFS by using the command line.
After conversion, my pc can not read my laptop hard drive, I check the computer, my protable hd management 1175 GB, my drive only of 500 GB hard probatle, be how to 1175bg? can someone help me? now I can't play my disc hard protable.
Check this box:
Unable to transfer data from the laptop hard drive external/pendrive.
Each time that tried to transfer meesage seems to the authorization of the administration.
Kindly help me to solve the problem.
Follow these steps and check:
To take ownership of a folder
a. click on the USB key you want to learnand then click on Properties.
b. click on the Security tab, click Advanced and then click on the tab owner.
c. click on change. If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
d. click on the name of the person you want to give to the property.
e. If you want that person to be the owner of the files and subfolders in this folder, select the owner of subcontainers and objects replace check.
f. click on OK.
My laptop hard drive crashed. It is repaired by a new disc with the approved o/s. It doesn't have a D partition now. Is there any use in my command, recovery disks? I already started to restore applications and data.
I see what you mean
If media recovery is all benefits for you, depends in large part of the operating system that you use and whether you have any other way to reinstall the operating system in case of accident - for example if you are using Windows 7, you can easily create your own installation media and use the key of 25 characters of your coa label to activate it. A complete list of Windows 7 ISO files here.
If you are under Windows 8, these files are not so easy to find, so you spend your recovery media order may be worth considering.
In both cases, the only way that partition D (recovery) can be recreated would be to use a set of recovery media (disk or flash drive) to perform a factory reset as it will not only reinstall the OS, but to recreate the original scores, with only your laptop delivered.
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Hello! I have a Dell Inspiron computer 15R laptop with Windows 7 Home Basic Edition pre-installed. I bought Windows 8 Pro Windows upgrade plan offer. The product key I got worked before my laptop hard drive crashed and changed by Dell. How can I solve this problem?
1. press the Windows key + X , and then clickrun, and then type: slui.exe 4
2. then press the ENTER"" key.
3. Select your "country" in the list.
4. choose the option "activate phone".
5. stay on the phone (do not select/press all options) and wait for a person to help you with the activation.
6. explain your problem clearly to the support person.
I have a few questions related to the hard drive on a virtual machine.
1. is it possible to create multiple hard drive partitions (virtual hard disk, we can add, modify the virtual machine settings) that we have in our PC? In the case the ESX Server and Workstation?
2. in WMware Workstation by clicking on change settings for virtual machine, I've added an extra IDE drive and allocated 1 GB of space, so now I have two hard drives. I said my virtual machine (Windows XP is the guest operating system), I expected to see the additional drive as "D:", but it was not! What stage is omitted by me?
Thanks to AdvanceSalahuddin
1. Yes. Treat your virtual machine exactly as you would with a physical.
2. yet once, as you would in a physical installation. When you add a hard drive, you must go in disk management, select the new drive, create a partition on it and format the partition.
I have a disk with two licenses for Lightroom 4.
A license is on your Windows 7 Desktop and the other license on a laptop HP Windows
The portable hard drive is dead.
one) can I re install from the disc with the same serial number on a new laptop?
(b) it was suggested to replace my laptop with a Mac laptop. Will I have problems installing on a Mac and/or Exchange catalogs with the existing Windows desktop
(c) if I buy Lightroom 5 upgrade, can I only go to one or the other computer (laptop or desktop)?
Thanks for any help or suggestion
Answers are below:
(a) Yes, you can use the same disc and serial number to install on a new laptop, if you get an activation error message, you need to contact Adobe technical support.
(b) the same serial number works on Windows and Mac.
(c) you can always use Lightroom 4 If you upgrade to version 5, it is up to you to use both versions on machines at your disposal.
I am looking to buy a spare hard drive for my laptop and in accordance with the documentation of Maintenance HP (http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02666747.pdf), HP dv7 laptop computers in the range 4000-4200 support 750 GB + hard drives which are 12.5 mm height. I searched the internet for a 1 TB hard drive, but I can't find those who are 12.5 mm. Has anyone had luck installing a 9.5 mm HDD? Thank you!
For a long time, they are now thinner disk HARD, 3mm, it's just a great rate of 12.5 mm to 9.5 mm BUT 4 (or 8 screws) must maintain the HARD drive in place. People can put SSDS to DV7 machine then should be allowed to use the 9.5 mm on a DV7.
I have a Compaq NX7400 and the screen is broken. I want to test the hard drive to see if that works, but it has a weird card. Does anyone know if it emerges because I can then put it in a laptop from work to see if it works?
This works. This is the main interface. It's called SATA... it has replaced the old interface IDE brass pin about 8-10 years ago. That the hard drive can be connected to a desktop computer with an open SATA data port and adapter and SATA power adapter; right interface is identical to a SATA desktop hard drive.
I am writing here because I tried to get rid of the problem myself, but I don't seem to be able to. I bought my laptop (HP 15-g092sa, Windows 8.1, AMD A8) about 3 days ago and from the moment where I first turned on it made these sounds 'Crackle '. They are not strong... They are the kind of sounds that a computer makes when loading something, such as a program or a movie or something. The thing is, my laptop makes these sounds all the time.
I checked the CPU usage, but also the use of the car and the two are constantly at 30-40% (player will sometimes up to 90%). It worries me because I don't know if that kind of sound is normal for this particular model, or if something is damaged inside. As I said, it's only 3 days... I don't really know what to do. I don't want to get a new laptop if that can be avoided because I like it, I don't want to die on me. Overall, the sound is constant, but it does not come from the speakers, I'm sure of that. The hard drive light is almost constantly on and he's in sync with the sound, so I'm sure it's the fault of the hard drive.
So what I do with it? Is it possible to just get the HDD exchaged or should it make any difference and I should get a new machine altogether?
Hello and thanks for the display on the HP support forums. First thing I say if you have any questions on a laptop that is only 3 days old to return to the place that you bought and traded.
If there is a problem with the hardware after so many days, you will have to send it in for repair. At this point, you can have a fact Exchange depending on where you bought it.
You shouldn't have a crackling sound from the hard drive, this is not normal.
If you can't get an Exchange or a replacement the next step would be removing the hard drive and try to run it see if the noise is still there. If it does not have the crackling sound, then you will need to contact the HP support by phone for repair options.
Please contact our technical support at the 800-474-6836. If you do not live in the United States / Canada region, please click the link below to get help from your region number.
Please post back and let me know how you go with it.
Thanks again for posting and have a great day.
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I am trying to up load my old laptop the laptop to my new computer hard drive so that I can access my old files, but it is endlessly with need to format the new device this will clear all data? It only allows me to open the old hard drive at all? Please help I really need to have access to my old hard drive through my new laptop I have no other way to get the information out.
Yes if you format the drive it erases it's clean. Did you put the drive in the computer as the 2nd disc
If the computer still starts off the coast of its original disk? It's easier to do on a desktop.
You can save your files by putting the drive in another computer as a 2nd disk (best) or external
Drive USB enclosure and then backup to removable media such as CD, DVD or another USB
readers. Of course a real store of the computer or the manufacturer of your system can help to recover the files.
Or you can use a boot Ubuntu CD to back up data. (This can be done with the player in the)
original laptop. If the drive is viable (not totally dead).
Use Ubuntu Live CD to backup files from your Windows computer dead
The reader might have been damaged and may not be easily accessible. There are professional
companies that can recover data off a dead drive if it is a costly process.
Check with a real computer store (one that makes its own service in the House and no leeks)
and displays a Best Buy or other stores) or system manufacturer support.
I hope this helps.
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