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Laptop HDD in a Desktop?

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February 24, 2013 9:17:10 PM

I have a Hitachi HDD in my Samsung QX411-W01US with Windows 7 installed on it and I am preparing to build my own PC. I know I can connect the power and SATA cables to the Hitachi, but I was wondering if I'd be able to use the copy of Windows on the Hitachi for my desktop or if there would be something restricting me from doing that. Please respond! Thanks.

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February 24, 2013 9:24:44 PM

As long as there are no duplicates of the copies of Windows being created, it's fine.
February 24, 2013 9:38:51 PM

Thank you very much for the quick response!
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February 24, 2013 11:39:21 PM

Best answer selected by babyruth003.
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February 25, 2013 12:53:36 AM

If it is the windows that came with the laptop, the oem key is tied to the laptop. If the hdd works, windows will be in a 30 day trial period til you get a new key. It may not work because you can run into driver conflicts which cause crashes. In which case the only solution is a clean install. By the way, you can legally download windows 7 if it is having issues. It'll be in the same 30 day trial period until you get a key but it'll be a clean install.
February 25, 2013 6:26:49 AM

babyruth003 said:
Thank you very much for the quick response!

Your welcome!