Laptop hard drive in pc?
A while ago I broke my laptop and I was wondering if I could put the hard drive from my laptop in my pc. I already have a hard drive in my pc, I was planning on using my laptops hard drive as a spare hard drive. My laptops hard drive has windows 7 installed and my pc has windows 8, would this cause problems with startup or running my computer?
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Bojax said:USAFRet said:It will work, but you need to blow away that old Windows 7 install. That will not work.
Other than that, it's just a drive. It will work fine.
How do you suggest I do that, without deleting all the files on it?
If you're planning on using it as a spare drive, it needs to start blank.
You can't use the applications currently living on it. Those need to be reinstalled with the new OS.
For your personal files, copy them elsewhere, wipe the drive, copy them back.