02-19-2017 10:42 AM
The screen of my laptop got damaged along with some ports, when it accidentally fell a few years ago. I have been
using it with an external monitor since, and have used it how you would use a desktop, and so far it has been working great, until about a month ago, where it has issues at start up. The selection to repair is only shown on the original laptop screen, where I can manage sometimes to see it while moving it back and forth, but this is a pain, so I have decide it to
get a computer, and put the hardrive of this laptop in a hardrive case to use it as an external drive, since I have on it
Microsoft office, music, photos, and other files that I still use.
What size of case do I need? I see a 2.5 inch Hard Drive IDE HDD external enclosure on sale. Will this fit?
This is a separate question, but I really want to replace it with another Windows 7 computer, where to get nowdays? I use Windows 10 at work, and is awful.
Thank you in advance.
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02-19-2017 11:04 AM - edited 02-19-2017 11:05 AM
We need this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-2-5-inch-SATA-External-Hard-Drive-Mobile-Disk-HD-Enclosure-Case-Box-...?
I don't think you can run MS Office from external drive. You need to reinstall it in your computer with retail Office product key put in when asked.
Microsoft doesn't allow you to transfer it's OEM keys to another machine.
Your last question: I don't think manufacturers are anymore releasing Windows 7 consumer notebooks from factory anymore.
You could buy retail Windows 7 keys from online sellers (if they are selling) and then download install Windows 7 from MS server.
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