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Windows does not support transplants.
Before I give any further advice, is what's on the HP Hard Drive of any importance?
Correction: I replaced a Toshiba HDD with a HP HDD
Okay, so the HDD for the HP is my main computer source. The Toshiba is just an interim computer. The problem with the HP laptop is that the current display has a hole in it. I have read that the display is easy to fix. Still investigating. So I guess you're going to advise to format the HDD but I may be wrong but I think the HP G60-535dx is better than the Toshiba Satellite A215.
I have not given any advice yet.
Just diagnosing why it didn't work. I asked the question to figure out what the next step would be.
As to the other laptop, I can't guess what the plan is there.
You can't just put a drive from one
laptop to another and expect everything to work. One of the things about windows is many vendors produce windows machines and each machine uses different components. In order for windows to talk to these components it needs drivers. Sometimes when you install Windows it installs the drivers the components need. When you just switch a drive from another computer the drivers for the other components are installed in windows and windows is looking for those devices when it starts up.
Another issue is alot of times the computer maker doesn't 100% support an OS upgrade and they will never make drivers for new OS's available on their websites. They basically maintain the system with the driver updates of the OS thar was purchased with the machine. Typically if I update a machine's OS and the manufacturer doesn't offer driver for that OS I go to the components manufacturer. So you need to get the verizon drive for your air card for Windows 7.
Re: You can't just put a drive from one.
This is a wonderful response. Thank you, thank you. There is one thing that I'm not clear on, however. I believe your last statement, "So you need to get the verizon drive for your air card for Windows 7." Is saying I need to get drivers for the air card for the Windows 7? I had drivers for the Windows 7 that worked with the HP G60-535 DX. So are you telling me that I need drivers that will work with the Wireless card that resides in the Toshiba. Which was Atheros® Wireless LAN (802.11b/g). Is it that the current drivers within Windows 7 work for the Wireless media that existed within the HP may be different? The HP G60-535 DX used the Atheros Wireless too but probably a later version. It sounds like I need backwards compatibility.
Your atheros card is a wireless card that
lets to connect to your home router or Mc Donald's or Panera bread's free wireless. The Verizon card is a different card that connects to the Verizon network anyware where Verizon sends a signal. Your Atheros card will probably show wireless networks in your neighborhood. Some of those networks are protected with security and require a password to get onto the network. This is alot like a smartphone where if there is a wireless network it will use that but if it doesn't find a network it uses either AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizons 3g or 4g networks. The providers cards are identified by the speed 3G, 4G and 4G LTE.