Solved Using laptop hard drive for new desktop Tags: Laptops Windows 7 Desktops Storage Hard Drives Last response: July 6, 2013 3:24 PM in Storage Share mikeangeles75 July 6, 2013 3:11:47 PM Hi. I want to ask if I can use my old laptop's hard drive with windows 7 installed as a temporary storage for my desktop? (because I still haven't bought any hdd/ssd for my build) Another question, can I use the Windows 7 installed on the laptop's hdd? Thanks in advance. More about : laptop hard drive desktop Best solution USAFRet a c 296 D Laptop a c 594 $ Windows 7 a c 863 G Storage July 6, 2013 3:23:10 PM 1. It's just a drive. Small and slow, but just another drive. 2. Probably not. Is the Win7 install an OEM version? Won't work. Different motherboard. If not OEM....you can try, but it probably won't boot. Too much difference in chipset and drivers. Get a real drive for the new build and install Windows on that. Share mikeangeles75 July 6, 2013 3:24:52 PM Ok thanks. Just needed clarity on that. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRe-using laptop hard drive on new desktop Forum old laptop dead can i use old hard drive on new desktop build?? Forum SolvedNeed feedback - dead laptop - using Hard Disk Drive on new computer Forum SolvedTransfering files from desktop hard drive to new laptop's hard drive and preparing for new hardware? Forum SolvedCan I use a desktop hard drive in my laptop? Forum Malware on laptop... Using Desktop to clean Hard Drive Forum SolvedCan i use a laptop hard drive in a desktop? Forum SolvedCan I use my current laptop hard drive for my next desktop build? Forum Using old hard drive for new desktop Forum Using old Hard Drive with new desktop? Forum How to format a new toshiba hard drive? Im using a sata/ide usb to my laptop. The hdd shows up in the device manager, but n Forum My external hdd that is an old hard drive from a laptop will not load on my desktop running windows 7 but will on my new lapto Forum Can I use Notebook/Laptop hard drive in desktop? Forum Can I use a laptop hard drive for a micro atx desktop? Forum SolvedCan I use my laptop hard drive as my boot drive in my new pc? Forum Implanting laptop hard drive into new desktop Forum Can I use my laptop hard drive on my Desktop to Install Windows 7? Forum How to use Desktop Computer Hard Drive to Laptop Forum Use desktop to install xp on laptop hard drive? Forum Can I use old laptop hard drive in new PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !