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Windows 7(pre installed) harddrive moved to windows 8 pre installed pc

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I have a laptop asus g75vx, i moved my old laptops harddrive

with windows 7(64bit home premium) pre installed into the g75vx with

pre installed windows 8 on it.

I am having trouble figuring out how to boot into the windows 7 OS,

Google results were pointing at installing w7 on a w8 pc,

but i can not reinstall a pre installed windows 7 currently.

Any noob help, if possible at all, how to boot into w7?

thank you for your time

TM

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It's usually problematic to boot w7 that was installed on one laptop on another laptop due to hardware differences. What you're talking about are probably OEM versions which are additionally protected from being booted on different PCs. Internet is right - if you want this to work you probably have to install w7 once again.

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Check if the BIOS or something else is trying to force the computer to try to boot up Windows 8. Check on the ASUS forums first and if you can't find anything there try to move the original hard drive back into your laptop and just reinstall windows 7 on the that hard drive.

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