My friend is going to build his own computer soon, and he currently has a Dell with a 1TB Western Digital Blue drive in it. Can he simply hook this drive into his newly built computer and boot and run programs no problem? Thanks in advance.
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Programs that are already installed on the drive? No.
If he wants to run programs from the drive he'll have to reinstall them.
Newly built computer = no. If he was buying the exact model Dell then that would've worked. Also, windows OS's for namebrand computers are tied to that computer (more specifically, the motherboard) only.