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Hard Drives

Feb 29, 2016 1:55PM PST


I have a question to ask concerning hard drives....Are sata hard drives interchangable ? If i have an Hp desktop and a Compaq HP desktop will the sata hard drive in the HP fit the Compaq PC ?

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For the most part yes.
Feb 29, 2016 2:02PM PST

But the OS would have to be reinstalled if you swap the drive that has the OS on it.

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different computer, different motherboards, different driver
Feb 29, 2016 2:30PM PST

you can change out harddrives but you will have to reinstall the operating system unless you are just installing it for extra storage. if the os came wtih the computer, It would be oem and can never be transfer to another computer.

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