swapping hard drives

I have a dell inspiron and Lenovo note book laptops . Due to some hardware issue Lenovo hard drive isn't working . So is it possible to swap dell hardrive to Lenovo? If possible what all extra things to be done for the process to be successful
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  1. somavipin said:
    I have a dell inspiron and Lenovo note book laptops . Due to some hardware issue Lenovo hard drive isn't working . So is it possible to swap dell hardrive to Lenovo? If possible what all extra things to be done for the process to be successful


    You can re-use a hard drive, but you're going to need to format it and reinstall Windows.
    Reply to DSzymborski
  2. The existing Windows installation on the Dell's HDD will not start up or run on a different laptop, plus it's an OEM copy of Windows (ie pre-installed at the Dell factory) and is tied to the Dell's motherboard so it's not transferable to a different laptop anyway.

    Hence the need to format the HDD and perform a fresh installation of Windows if you want to use it in the Lenovo.

    So by all means use that HDD it in your Lenovo - - no problem there - - but you can't use the existing Windows that's on it.
    Reply to Phillip Corcoran
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