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Swapping hard drives between laptops

 
stringed
Occasional Visitor

Swapping hard drives between laptops

I have used a Dell Studio 1745 laptop running Windows 7 Professional for almost 7 years. It is failing in small ways. Before I have a critical failure causing loss of data, I was wondering if its possible swapping out the healthy hard drive from it and installing it in a newer HP Pavilion g6 laptop running Windows 10. 

As a general question, can hard drives be swapped out, bringing their OS and all data onto another machine with the assumption the new machine will operate with all the data and functionality transferred to the new laptop? That would save me inestimable time transferring all the files and installing programs one by one.

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Parvez_AL
Community Manager

Re: Swapping hard drives between laptops

Hello,

You have reached the wrong Company Forum. For any laptop related questions you'll have to post your question in HP Notebook Support Forum.

Here is the link: HP Notebook Support Forum

Thanks,
Parvez_AL
I am a HPE Employee
[Any personal opinions expressed are mine, and not official statements on behalf of Hewlett Packard Enterprise]
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stringed
Occasional Visitor

Re: Swapping hard drives between laptops

Sorry for my mistake! Have posted in the correct forum now.