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Help w/HD upgrade Premiere 2 to 4 and backwards

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by salewit, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. salewit

    salewit New Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    This is going to be hard as heck to explain.

    I have a Premiere 2 upgraded w/internal 2TB. Works great.

    I bought my niece a Premiere 4. I want to KEEP the 4 and give her the 2. But I want my 2TB back.

    I don't suppose there is any way in heck I can just swap the HD's inside? If not, how do I go about dealing with this maneuver? I could just get another 2TB but I'm already going to be paying her subscription for a few years and don't want to spend any more money on her (and it's unlikely she'll need the space).

  2. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Do you still have the original drive that came with the original Premiere?
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    If you just swap dives you MIGHT be able to get them working by forcing a kickstart 52 software reinstall. I'm running an XL4 image on my XL, and several others have tested similar model swaps on Premieres.

    The bad news is that you'll lose all of your recordings and have to run Clear & Delete Everything to get it working again because the serial number on the motherboard is used to encrypt them.

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