you can put the drive in the other machine. But it will not boot up. You will have to reload the OS and all of your programs but the data will still be there. There are a few reasons why. The original HDD has drivers for all of the hardware from the other computer installed. The registry will beconfused unless the OS is reinstalled. And by doing that you will have to reinstall allyour programs. But your data will be intact you will just have to install programs that can read or use the files.
i am no lazier now than I was forty years ago, but that is because I reached the limit forty years ago. You can\'t go beyond possibility.
- Mark Twain