Moving a Hard Drive Between Computers

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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  1. Programs that are already installed on the drive? No.

    If he wants to run programs from the drive he'll have to reinstall them.
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    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.
  3. Thanks for your help!
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