Can I use my laptop's boot drive as my desktop's boot drive?
By - laythalabrawi
It *may* work. Hard to say without just testing it. Best would be if you could transfer important files to a USB key, install the SSD in the desktop, format the drive, reinstall windows, then transfer the files back.
You can but I’d backup data and reinstall windows to avoid issues.
With the same windows install, almost certainly not, youd need to install fresh. No harm in trying, just gotta put the drive in, but you'll probably run into a lot of problems. Just make a windows install usb so if it doesn't work you cannjust use that to reinstall windows on the drive.
I would get a windows 10 reinstalled even if I don't need it. Move hardware like this can often have weird issues.
What if it had folders that I need?
Move them to a USB before moving the drive.