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Old 09-08-2014, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Move HD with Win 8 to a different computer

Is it possible to take a hard drive with Win 8 on it out of a broken laptop and put it in a different computer?

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Default Re: Move HD with Win 8 to a different computer

You have a 50/50 shot of it working.

Either it will boot up and install the new drivers, or it will BSOD and you'll have to reinstall Windows.
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