Hard drive question

I have an old laptop running Windows 2000 used only two weeks before screen got question can i put that hard drive in a computer designed for Windows 7 reformat it and put Win 7 OS on it and use it? Is so what else do I need to do?

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Hard Drive

I'm not quite sure I understand... Since this drive already has a OS on it and I'm wanting to run W7 I'm not sure what I need to do.. As well can I download a W7 ISO online and burn to a DVD?

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I am really confuse as to why you are doing this.

What's the big deal about the win2000 harddrive? But the first thing you need to check if the win2k Hdd. is of the same type. If they are then the best way is to clone win7 to this drive. Then replace the one in the computer with the clone.

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I've seen W7 on drives from IDE to SATA and all sizes.

The thing is, I never "format" them as that can interfere with the Windows 7 installer. I just leave the drive blank. No partitions.

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