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October 26, 2017
Hurricane Harvey left in it's wake many flooded computers.  One unfortunate customer had 5 feet of water in her house.  It went halfway up the desktop computer computer which turned out to be a small form factor tower.  On closer inspection, it turned out that the power supply and motherboard were gone. but the hard drive was OK. 

 

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Since I am aware that in order to migrate a hard drive to another computer most easily, the exact same model motherboard must be used.  I found a computer with the exact motherboard, moved the drive and modified the BIOS settings.  The computer booted into the exact same screen as before the flood and the user did not loose anything and even better, did not have to learn a new computer system.
 

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