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swapping hard drives

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I am trying to swap a harddrive from one laptop to another. The new laptop will not boot when I install the hardrive from my old laptop. I am trying to avoid rebuilding the harddrive when I swap it out. Is this possible?

Old Laptop:
Dell Latitude C600
O/S is WinXP Pro
PIII 733
256 MB mem

New Laptop:
Dell Latitude C640
P4 2.0
512 MB memory
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The hardware specs are too different for windows to boot normally, but if you have a windows XP cd you can boot from that and run the automated system recovery. It doesn't require reformatting, and other than the new drivers for changed hardware that you would have to reinstall anyways you won't have to reinstall your old software either.
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