Can I take a sdd from one laptop and transfer it to another?

EpicTG

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My decent pc had an OS failure and I installed ubuntu onto it, but I just don't like Linux, I have another laptop running vista. Is it possible to put the one running vista into the decent pc?
PC1(Ubuntu)Sdd------PC2
PC2(Vista)Sdd------>PC1
 

Elysian890

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can't you just delete ubuntu and install windows from a DVD?

you can't move vista because of drivers
 

USAFRet

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Highly unlikely that Vista infused drive will actually boot up in a different system.
And if it does, then you run into activation issues.

Plus, now the original Vista laptop has no drive or OS.

What was the original OS on Laptop #1?
 

USAFRet

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Well....you could just..you know...try it.

Unlikely to work, but you've lost nothing except a little bit of time.
You might get lucky, though.

What is the make/model on these two old laptops?
 
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It will work, but you will have to reverify it through microsoft as the operating system is tied to your original motherboard. You can also try a clean install and enter the serial number(should be on the bpottom of your vista laptop)
 

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