What would happen if I take my hard drive out of my laptop and put it in a new PC?

Robin_100

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I want to get a new PC but i dont want to pay $100 for Windows so would i be able to move the Windows to my new PC?
 

clutchc

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It will depend on how close the laptop platform was to the new PC. Chances are slim that you will be able to boot to the desktop. But it is worth the try. Keep in mind that laptop HDDs are not as fast as the std. HDD used in desktops.

If your laptop has a legal copy Win10 on it, it may be better to just download the Windows .ISO file and burn yourself a Win 10 installation disk. Then use it to clean install to a new HDD.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
 

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