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old laptop dead can i use old hard drive on new desktop build??

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June 12, 2013 8:46:44 AM

ok so my laptops video card died...Fing dells. before it died and it was working good i installed windows 7 home premium 32bit on it... just to find out it was going to die a few months later.So can i which that hard drive to my new computer build and make it 64bit? Is this possible or will i just fry all my new expensive parts? and if it is possible how would i do that?

thanks for the help
June 12, 2013 9:11:01 AM

or is it possible to just install my retail windows to a new hard drive on my new build since my old laptop is no longer in use?
June 12, 2013 10:13:08 AM

You could use the laptop hard drive but the form factors are different from desktops, unless you have a case that will work with SSD's or the 2.5" laptop drives. You would also have to reinstall Windows anyhow to get the 64-bit setup. I would recommend getting either an SSD or a 3.5" hard drive.
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June 13, 2013 6:25:17 AM

MidnightDistort said:
You could use the laptop hard drive but the form factors are different from desktops, unless you have a case that will work with SSD's or the 2.5" laptop drives. You would also have to reinstall Windows anyhow to get the 64-bit setup. I would recommend getting either an SSD or a 3.5" hard drive.


So I can install windows 7 64bit on a new 3.5" hard drive or SSD? Because if I can just do that that would just be way easier on me.
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