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Original post by: Lena Fox ,

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If the size and connector type is compatible with the PC you want to put the harddrive into, you should be fine putting a harddrive in the receiver pc, though when it contains an installation of windows you need to reinstall windows. As the OS is bound to the motherboard of the laptop it was installed on.

For example: Your laptop has SATA connector and 2.5" drive

Good: 500GB HDD SATA 2.5" 7200RPM

Bad: 500GB HDD SATA 3.5" 7200RPM

Good: Clean harddrive + fresh installation of windows

Bad: Harddrive with windows already on it, will cause BSoD (Blue screen of death)

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