Will this work Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Windows 7 Desktops Storage Last response: November 12, 2012 8:21 PM in Storage Share amegaw10 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. More about : work | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove RealBeast Laptop Expert Windows 7 Expert Storage Expert 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Will this work> Related ressources: ForumAdd home printer to work server through VPN Forum2x 6850's in xfire - dual monitors dont work , used to ForumWill this build work ? ForumCCC and Radeon Pro simply do not work ..? ForumNew homebuilt gamingpc - Will those parts work correctly? ForumWill a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? ForumDo property management companies work for small level landlords? ForumASUS GTX 660 top edition won't work . ForumWill this cpu, Gpu and motherboard all work together? ForumWill this system work well ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. ForumWill this work? ForumWill this SSD work for my laptop Forum[Solved] Will this SSD work with this Motherboard?? ForumWill this work jbod question ForumWill this hd work with this motherboard? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !