In the first place if you try, Windows will crash because it won't have the right drivers. In the second place, OEM versions of Windows can't be moved. If the version of Windows was preinstalled by the manufacturer, you wouldn't be able to activate it. So the bottom line is that if you want to run Windows on the Compaq computer, you'll have to buy a license for it. Sorry.
I have 2 computers right now. The first one is an Intel-Based Dell which runs Windows 7 and has all of my files on it. The other one is an AMD-based Compaq, and has no operating system on it and is empty.
What I'm wondering is, is there any way I could "Transplant" The hard drive with Windows 7 into the Compaq computer and still have full functionality of Windows?
I have done this before with 2 laptops, but it was easy then because both of those laptops were Intel-based machines. I am unsure whether it's possible though when crossing brands of processors. If there is no way to do it by actually transferring the physical hard drives from one PC to another, is there any other way I could manage to do it? Like somehow making a backup of Windows 7 and then transferring it to the Compaq digitally?
I've never dealt with something like this before, and I'm not even sure whether this sounds remotely possible or if I am asking something that has already been answered and proven impossible.
Some computer specs:
Compaq PC- http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01949110&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c01949110/loc:4&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4107708
The Dell is a Gen4 XPS with Intel Pentium 4.
Any other questions just ask. Thanks for any responses ahead of time.