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Windows 7: Using an ssd in another computer

20 Nov 2015   #1
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Using an ssd in another computer

I have a very old laptop I posted the basic specs down below. But I wanted to know what would happen if I was to take my current ssd from my desktop and install it in my laptop? Without reformatting it or anything. It already has a copy of windows on it. I just want to use this old laptop for a day and install the ssd back into my desktop. Would there be any negative effects if I install the ssd on the laptop and back into the desktop ? Would everything still worked correctly ?

Intel Core i7-720QM processor 1.60GHz
Mobility Radeon HD 5850
8 gb ram

Amazon.com : HP ENVY 17-1011NR 17.3-Inch Laptop : Notebook Computers : Computers & Accessories


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21 Nov 2015   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Most likely the laptop would not boot. The drivers on the drive are for the desktop and will not work with the laptop. Only if the hardware of the 2 computers were very similar would this be possible.
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21 Nov 2015   #3
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Most likely the laptop would not boot. The drivers on the drive are for the desktop and will not work with the laptop. Only if the hardware of the 2 computers were very similar would this be possible.
Amazing response thank you that's something I never considered.
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