Help, with swapping out a motherboard versus putting hard drive in different pc
My father-in-law, who is a older, tossed her notebook of passwords, away.
My wife wants to access her mother's email for whatever various reason. My question is this.
The mother board appears to have cratered. the hard drive is fine, I can access all the files from plugging it into a usb to sata connection.
My wife wants to be able to boot it up and allow outlook to access her mother's email.
My question, do you think it would work out if I bought another motherboard and attempted to plug and play the hard driveI can't find the exact motherboard as it is an older ECS.
Possibly boot to safe mode and try to load new drivers? It is windows 7, Intel E-7200, socket 775. No she doesnt have a windows login, so we should be good there. Previously she had everything to auto login, but it has been 2 years since the pc was turned on and working.
Just trying to garner thoughts from experts before I attempt it this weekend. Was wondering if it was even worth the head ache. I have to attempt it anyway, for the wife.
Thanks in advance. Happy New Year. We made it past one more hurdle.