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#1012471 - 25th Jun 2016 10:28am Acer laptops.
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Good morning folks,can anyone tell me for definite if I will be able to swap the hard drive from an Acer Extensa 5220 into an Acer Aspire 2920 without difficulty?

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#1012481 - 25th Jun 2016 11:50am Re: Acer laptops. [Re: RedTom]
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If they are both the same fitting then yes but you will probably have to re install windows


Edited by lansyp (25th Jun 2016 11:55am)

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#1012483 - 25th Jun 2016 12:07pm Re: Acer laptops. [Re: RedTom]
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Both have SATA drives so will fit physically and electrically however as lansyp says above, booting a computer from a Windows installed for another machine isn't a particularly good idea, sometimes it will work sort-of but expect some problems if you don't re-install Windows from scratch.
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#1012484 - 25th Jun 2016 12:12pm Re: Acer laptops. [Re: lansyp]
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Thank you lansyp.

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#1012485 - 25th Jun 2016 12:13pm Re: Acer laptops. [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Thank you for that diggindeeper....


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#1012486 - 25th Jun 2016 12:27pm Re: Acer laptops. [Re: RedTom]
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Good morning folks,can anyone tell me for definite if I will be able to swap the hard drive from an Acer Extensa 5220 into an Acer Aspire 2920 without difficulty?


I'd go online and check the availability and download of drivers (the software/progs) to run your onboard graphics,sound,network etc for the Acer Aspire 2920.
Download them to a dvd or usb pen.
Format the Acer Extensa 5220 hard drive and instal the same windows you have been using on the 2920 then instal the drivers.
If it was just for getting more hard drive space available I'd just format the 5220 and get an external usb case for it - about 4 on ebay.


Edited by derekdwc (25th Jun 2016 12:30pm)

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#1012504 - 25th Jun 2016 4:40pm Re: Acer laptops. [Re: derekdwc]
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Thank you for such a comprehensive answer derekdwc.

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#1012550 - 26th Jun 2016 9:57am Re: Acer laptops. [Re: RedTom]
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If your swaping drives, the advantage you have is you will still have the original if it doesn't work, and you can swap it back.

You could always clone the drive.
But one step at a time.
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#1012663 - 27th Jun 2016 7:59am Re: Acer laptops. [Re: Mark]
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Thank you Mark for your response, I#m sure that I will resolve the problem with the helpful suggestions you've all given me.

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