Yes it would see if you had 2 exact pc,s it should work but since you probably don't you both would have to format you can always buy a external spare drive and back up files,
ok. I always thought when people said they upgraded their system that they just changed a part like you would on a car. Didn't know they basically had to start fresh. So let's say your a part in your computer went bad, would you then have to replace it with the exact same part for you to continue using it like you were before it messed up? BTW thanks for all your help man, I'm learning a lot, I tried searching for this before asking but found nothing.