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November 12, 2012 4:58:42 PM

I have a laptop with a 500gb hdd and windows 7 on it. the hard drive is http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitachi-HTS545050b9A300-Inch-50...
can i use this harddrive in a desktop build as i dont have the money to buy a new operating system.

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a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
a c 318 G Storage
November 12, 2012 8:21:35 PM

First, that is not within the scope of the OS license.

That said, it is unlikely that a laptop install will be able to load drivers that will work with the desktop components. You will probably get a BSOD.

Some will say you can never start up with a different motherboard, but I find that you often can with Windows 7, but from a laptop to a desktop is fairly unlikely.
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