2Q regarding moving SSD drive from one laptop to another


  1. Posts : 298
    Win10 10.0.18362 Build 18362
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    2Q regarding moving SSD drive from one laptop to another


    my laptop is quite old and it may die soon, however the SSD in it is relatively new 2-3 years old, i dont remember exact purchase date

    is it possible if i buy another used laptop and insert this SSD into the 2nd one, will it work fine without the need to reinstall windows10 and


    if yes what about sound and wifi drivers of new laptop, do i have to reinstall these drivers or old installation of windows 10 will automatically find the drivers for these 2 hardware or any other hardware drivers (for example HP AIO printer etc) of 2nd laptop

    pls forgive my poor english
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    windows 10
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    Are you wanting to use the drive for data or for windows? for data the only problem will be you will need to take ownership of files as they will be owned by admin of the old system. If the new pc comes with windows why not just use that as it will be activated is possible if you use yours it may not activate
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  3. Posts : 15,503
    Windows10
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    makhan10 said:
    my laptop is quite old and it may die soon, however the SSD in it is relatively new 2-3 years old, i dont remember exact purchase date

    is it possible if i buy another used laptop and insert this SSD into the 2nd one, will it work fine without the need to reinstall windows10 and


    if yes what about sound and wifi drivers of new laptop, do i have to reinstall these drivers or old installation of windows 10 will automatically find the drivers for these 2 hardware or any other hardware drivers (for example HP AIO printer etc) of 2nd laptop

    pls forgive my poor english
    The answer is maybe. Windows 10/11 is very good at resolving drivers needed for hardware change.

    Always a good plan to download drivers for new pc first.


    The most crucial drivers are storage drivers if new pc has nvme drives and old one does not.
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