can i install a windows 10 hardrive from a hp laptop, to a windows 10 lenovo laptop?

My new Lenovo laptop has barely any memory on hard drive so I would like to move my larger(more memory) from my windows 10 hp laptop, is it possible?
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  1. No.
    I think there is almost a guaranteed chance you will have problems moving the drive.

    You mention memory....yes you can move memory if it fits the specs....but not the drive.

    I think it will have problems when it sees the Lenovo hardware.

    Ideally you would want to do a clean install on the drive.
  2. chloeleecarr37 said:
    My new Lenovo laptop has barely any memory on hard drive so I would like to move my larger(more memory) from my windows 10 hp laptop, is it possible?


    No. That will not work.

    Your hard drive in the Lenovo is short on hard drive space? We'd need some specifics.
    What size/type is the drive on the Lenovo?
  3. Type Laptop
    Operating system Windows 10 S
    PERFORMANCE Processor - Intel® Core™ N4000 Processor
    - Dual-core
    - 1.1 GHz / 2.6 GHz
    - 4 MB cache
    RAM 4 GB DDR4 (2133 MHz)
    Storage 64 GB eMMC
    SCREEN Touchscreen No
    Screen size 14"
    Screen type TN LCD
    Resolution HD Ready 1366 x 768p
    CONNECTIVITY WiFi - AC WiFi
    - 1x1
    Ethernet No
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    USB - USB Type-C x 1
    - USB 3.1 x 2
    Video connections HDMI x 1
    Audio connections 3.5 mm jack
    SOUND Speakers Dual speakers
    MEDIA Disc drive No
    Memory card reader No
    FEATURES Camera 0.3 MP webcam
    Mouse / trackpad Trackpad
    Keyboard Yes
    POWER Battery type 2-cell Lithium-polymer
    Battery life Up to 8 hours
    GENERAL Colour Mineral grey
    Box contents - Lenovo IdeaPad S140-11IGM 11.6" Intel® Celeron® Laptop
    - Charger
    - Safety / warranty guide
    - Quick start guide
    Dimensions 18.6 x 335 x 200 mm (H x W x D)
    Weight 1.47 kg
    Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
    Software * Full version of Microsoft Office not included
    * Full version of anti-virus / internet security not included

    - Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)
    - McAfee anti-virus (30-day trial)
    - Lenovo App Explorer
  4. "Storage 64 GB eMMC"

    That is the reason.
    That eMMC drive is simply too small. ANd not changeable. It is soldered directly to the motherboard.
    And your laptop has no space or connectivity for another drive.

    All you can do is connect some external drive to the USB port.
  5. chloeleecarr37 said:


    The first item you list is a Crucial m.2 SSD, not "RAM".
    Not going to work.

    The second item is actual RAM, but I wouldn't count on it.
    The included 4GB RAM does not seem to be removable, nor does it seem to have a second slot for more RAM.
  6. No, that is a very limited laptop.
    It uses a 32gb eMMC drive and no other options are available.
    No ram upgrades are available.
    It does have a microsd card reader which can increase your storage. Check compatibility, but a 64gb microsd card will likely work.

    You could buy an external usb enclosure for your 1tb laptop drive and connect it that way.
  7. I just got told in class that this pc type of memory cannot be expanded
    neither the RAM or the drive can be updated or expanded
  8. Time for a new laptop then (and choose wisely this time, we can help you with that, but please start a new thread).
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